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New America Now: Health Care Special

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Nov 21, 2009


New America Now:

    A Special on Health Care in the United States

    Odette Keeley talks to:

    The healthcare reform bill is headed to the Senate. In order for it to pass the House, Democrats were forced to make concessions on insurance coverage for abortions. Lawmakers who oppose this amendment want to reverse it in the Senate. The editorial board of El Diario La Prensa newspaper in New York agrees. They published an editorial denouncing the House amendment. Metro editor Eva Sanchis explains if it passes, this amendment will seriously hurt Hispanic women;
    and, The Afro American Newspapers reports on the latest study of homeless Americans, by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a prominent advocacy and research organization in Washington DC. Executive editor Talibah Chikwendu was shocked by the ethnic breakdown of the estimated 131,000 homeless war veterans.


    Sandip Roy talks to:

    Allied Health Crisis
    A new study by Beacon Economics finds a looming crisis in the hidden health care work force. The study's lead researcher Brad Kemp says people of color are going to miss out on both jobs and adequate health care.


    Eugenia Chien Commentary:

    Lost In Translation
    How do you communicate health problems across language and cultural divides? Muni Diaries editor and New America Media Contributor Eugenia Chien has this commentaryon medical translation.


    Sandip Roy Talks To:

    Suffering In Silence
    The people working in the Central Valley of California may be as old as 70 or underage, but as fields lie fallow from drought or foreclosure, their health is desperately precarious. Don Villarejo has won a National service Award on Migrant Health and is the co-author of Suffering in Silence.


    The Mammogram Decision
    Dr. Rena Pasick & Dr. Nancy Burke of UCSF discuss a new study of Latina and Filipina women which tells us that choosing to have a mammogram depends on who does the asking.


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