Category Archives: Medicare

Buying Sedona’s Government – Podcast August 13, 2018

The Wide-Ranging Influence of the Koch Brothers. Democratic Perspective co-host Steve Williamson and contributor Gary LaMaster discuss the battle for a city’s self-government and the impact of dirty money. Steve begins by documenting the ugly battle for home rule in … Continue reading

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Deedra Abboud Interview – Podcast June 4, 2018

Focusing on issues, leadership, transparency, and accountability. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Deedra Abboud, Democratic candidate for US Senate. The daughter of a US Marshall and federal investigator, she says she grew up with a romantic … Continue reading

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Max Richtman Interview — Podcast November 20, 2017

The Republican Flim-flam Continues: First They Reduce Taxes for the 1% Enough To Ensure a 1.5 Trillion Dollar Federal Budget Deficit, Then They Cut Billions From Social Security and Medicare To Help Reduce the Deficit They Just Created.  Max Richtman, … Continue reading

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Barbara Litrell Interview — Podcast June 26, 2017

If the League of Women Voters Is Not a Partisan Organization, Why Does It Oppose So Many of President Trump’s Policy Initiatives? Barbara Litrell, President of the League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley, tells Democratic Perspective why the League’s consistently held positions … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Civil Society, Climate Change, Community Activism, Democratic Governance, Disinformation, Domestic Policy, Entitlements, Environmental Issues, Food Insecurity, Health Care Delivery, Health Care Policy, Health Insurance, Income Inequality, inherited Wealth, Interviews, Medicaid, Medicare, Misogyny, National Politics, Podcasts, Political Lies, Political Polarization, Propaganda, Public Health Policy, Public Policy, Sustainable Development, Tax Law, Taxation, Unemployment, Women's Issues, Women's Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Barbara Litrell Interview — Podcast June 26, 2017

Put Simply, the American Health Care Act Is a Disaster — Podcast May 8, 2017

The AHCA Has Passed the House: The Light At the End Of the Republican Health Care Tunnel Is an Oncoming Train. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson are joined via the magic of telephony by Silent Gary LaMaster for a discussion of … Continue reading

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David Brushwood Interview — Podcast May 1, 2017

Martin Shkreli Isn’t the Only Profiteer in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Why Does the U.S., Alone Among Developed Countries, Allow Life-Saving Prescription Drugs To Be Priced Beyond the Reach Of Many Of the Patients Who Need Them? David Brushwood, professor emeritus of Pharmaceutical Outcomes … Continue reading

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Steve Ryan Interview — Podcast January 30, 2017

The Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security: Regardless of What Donald Trump and Paul Ryan Tell You, These Programs May Be All That Stands Between You and A Genuinely Miserable Old Age. Steve Ryan, a local Sedona attorney, joins Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, … Continue reading

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Indivisible: Tactics for the Anti-Trump Resistance — Podcast January 9, 2017

Don’t Mourn, Organize: Answers For Those Who Want To Know What We’re Supposed To Do Now. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson discuss Indivisible: a Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda, a 26 page document by former Congressional staffers which provides … Continue reading

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Barbara Litrell and Judy Maloney Interview — Podcast November 17, 2014

The Verde Valley Mental Health Coalition: Community Involvement Makes a Difference. Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster welcome Barbara Litrell and Judy Maloney, members of the steering committee of the Verde Valley Mental Health Coalition, for a discussion of the mental health … Continue reading

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Understanding the Veterans Affairs Scandal — Podcast July 7, 2014

The Veteran’s Affairs Scandal: Bad Management or a Shortage of Resources? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson look at the recent scandal involving long wait times for appointments at VA health care facilities. The Department of Veterans Affairs is … Continue reading

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