Best of the Left Podcast : (2017/05/16) What Trumpcare would mean and how we can do better

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Edition #1104

Today we look at some of the specifics of the health care bill that Republicans passed through the House of Representatives including it’s impact on pre-existing condition coverage, coverage for women and more

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Protests Erupt After House Republicans Pass Healthcare Bill That Could Hike Premiums for Millions - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 05-05-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Screwed - Kid Cudi

Ch. 4: Act 2: What would Trumpcare mean for pre-existing conditions - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 5-5-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Just Dropped In - Kenny Rogers

Ch. 6: Act 3: American Health Care Act vs. Women - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-09-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: What Are Their Names - David Crosby

Ch. 8: Act 4: Republican: "Nobody Dies" Due to Lack of Health Care - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 05-08-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Live And Let Die - Guns N' Roses

Ch. 10: Act 5: Financial consequences of the ACA - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 5-4-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Common Sense - Justin Mcroberts

Ch. 12: Act 6: Jimmy Kimmel's Tearful Monologue: The Birth of His Son & the Nightmares That the Uninsured Can Face - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 05-03-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: Figure It Out - Plain White T's

Ch. 14: Act 7: Use ALL the Resistance Tools to Fight Trumpcare via @IndivisibleGuide & #PaybackProject - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This fickle world - Theo Bard

Ch. 16: Act 8: The peasants are revolting - Progressive Faith Sermons w/ @RevDrRay - Air Date 5-14-17

Ch. 17: Song 8: Common Ground - Our Last Night

Ch. 18: Act 9: Let's compare what we get for our health care expenses with other countries - @DCCommonSense w/ Dan Carlin - Air Date 3-15-17


Ch. 19: Still unclear if universal health care means slavery for doctors - David from South Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on why debating if health care is a human right is a distraction

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



Use the new "Stop Trumpcare" tools and resources from Indivisible Guide 

Amplify your local actions against the 217 pro-AHCA Reps with Payback Project

Send faxes and letters to Congress quickly via Resistbot, and voicemails via Stance


Here are the 217 Representatives that voted for the AHCA and their contact info (Project Payback)

If you would die under Trumpcare, you can send your ashes to Congress via Mail Me to the GOP 

What a Trumpcare nightmare: Just about everyone with health care is going to pay more, get less and face chaos (Salon)

The Health Care Bill’s Insults to Women (New York Times)

Republicans duck town halls after voting for Trumpcare… (The Guardian)

Trumpcare Hits Children's Hospitals Hard (Forbes)

Poll: 48 Percent Say House GOP Health Care Bill Is a Bad Idea (NBC News)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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