Category Archives: Medicare

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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Corporate Welfare — Podcast December 16, 2013

The Welfare Programs You Never Hear About: Are Government Benefits Payments Going To the Wrong People?  Democratic Perspective’s Steve Williamson, Chuck Williamson, and Bill Timberman take a look at the Federal Government’s subsidies to private industry. Why do they dwarf benefits … Continue reading

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Obamacare and the Republican Assault on Government — Podcast September 30, 2013

Sequestration, Government Shutdown, and the Debt Ceiling Impasse: The Republicans’ Last Stand? With the federal government on the eve of shutdown, Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Steve Williamson, and Bill Timberman discuss the origins, evolution, and consequences of Republican Tea Party radicalism as revealed … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Health Care And The Affordable Care Act.

On August 5 and August 12, Democratic Perspective tackled the very complicated subject of health care. We began by listing some statistics about the U.S. health care system. They’re anything but reassuring. For example: In the U.S. we spend more … Continue reading

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The Affordable Health Care Act: What It Will Do For You Beginning in 2014 — Podcast August 12, 2013

Obamacare: The Best Is Yet to Come. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson continue their review of the Affordable Health Care Act. What can we expect beginning next year? Lots of good stuff: restrictions on annual payout limits; free (no co-pay … Continue reading

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The Affordable Health Care Act: What It’s ALREADY Done For You — Podcast August 5, 2013

Obamacare: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson review the Affordable Health Care Act. Not only are the pieces of the ACA already in effect working out better than expected, but the evidence from states … Continue reading

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Plain Talk about Taxes — Podcast May 13, 2013

Taxes: The Price We Pay for a Civilized Society. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Steve Williamson, and Bill Timberman discuss the Right’s vilification of government and the taxes which support it. Who benefits — and who suffers — when government is deprived … Continue reading

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