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Hello Coffee Party Radio listeners. This week, let’s get to The Bottom Line on race, poverty, and healthcare in America. I grew up in the neighborly Sesame St. generation, but having lived all over this country, I know everyone has an opinion or an experience related to race... some with which I do not agree or appreciate.
Race and socioeconomics certainly affect and shape our public policy. Have you read Dead On Arrival? It is an interesting history of the “politics of health care in twentieth-century America,” written by Colin Gordon. The book was assigned reading for my college history course, and I had the pleasure of reading it, while passionately rallying for single payer health care legislation, as it was killed in Congress in December of ‘09. I think many people would be appalled to learn how much racism and bigotry played into the creation of healthcare/insurance system we have in America. So let’s have a big, civil discussion and find out what this country is getting right when it comes to race and public policy, where we are dead wrong, and what we want for the next generation. The Bottom Line: How do we get there… to that place Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr dreamt about?
Join me today at 5pm ET. Call in and join the conversation. (646) 929-2495 Press #1 to be placed in the queue to talk.
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