Shows featuring Dr. Steffie Woolhandler

  • Is Obamacare Enough? Without Single-Payer, Patchwork U.S. Healthcare Leaves Millions Uninsured Steffiejohn
    Despite helping expanding affordable insurance, "Obamacare" maintains the patchwork U.S. healthcare system that will still mean high costs, weak plans and, in many cases, no insurance for millions of Americans. We host a debate on whether the Affordable Care Act goes far enough to address the nation’s health...
    October 07, 2013 | Story
  • Healthcare Debate: As Supreme Court Hears Landmark Case, Does Law Do Enough to Fix Health Crisis? Heathcare
    As the Supreme Court weighs whether the Affordable Care Act goes too far, we host a debate on whether the law goes far enough. The case is reviving the heated tensions that surrounded the healthcare reform law in the debate leading up to its passage two years ago. Although support for the measure is often equated with backing...
    March 27, 2012 | Story
  • Study: Over 2,200 US Veterans Died in 2008 Due to Lack of Health Insurance Funeral-flag-web
    On Veterans Day, a new study estimates four times as many US Army veterans died last year because they lacked health insurance than the total number of US soldiers who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the same period. A research team at Harvard Medical School says 2,266 veterans under the age of sixty-five died in 2008...
    November 11, 2009 | Story
  • As Baucus Unveils Health Plan Absent of Public Option, New Study Finds 45,000 Uninsured Die Every Year Baucus-web
    A long-awaited healthcare bill from Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus includes no public option and would require almost all Americans to buy insurance or pay a penalty. This comes as a new study finds that nearly 45,000 Americans die every year due to lack of health insurance. We speak with the study’s co-author, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor of medicine at Harvard...
    September 18, 2009 | Story
  • Critics: New Bush Proposals Shift More Healthcare Costs onto Working Americans Healthcare1-24
    Healthcare advocates are heavily criticizing Bush’s health plan. They say that it actually shifts more of the cost of healthcare onto working Americans, imposes a new tax on those that already have healthcare and does nothing to hold down skyrocketing healthcare costs. We speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. [includes rush transcript]...
    January 24, 2007 | Story