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[Act Out! 104] - Wealthcare vs. Healthcare & Suing Trump Over Standing Rock

[Act Out! 104] - Wealthcare vs. Healthcare & Suing Trump Over Standing Rock
Wed, 3/15/2017 - by Eleanor Goldfield
This article originally appeared on Occupy.com

This week on Act Out, the GOP’s attempt to repeal Obamacare — kinda. In reality, the new American Health Care Act is just a shittier version of the ACA — and we give you a bullet-pointed rundown on how. To be fair though, the ACA was never affordable nor caring. Sure, some people like those with pre-existing conditions got a leg up, but as a country we are still grossly sick and poor compared to other developed nations. What gives? Who’s the real winner in both the ACA and the GOP’s new version? And is there another route? Is there something that could save us billions without having to gut Medicaid? Is there something that could give everyone coverage, from birth to death, without sacrificing quality of care? Well, since you asked — yes, there is. And we’ll introduce you.

Next, we take you into the streets for the Native Nations Rise actions from this past week, where thousands of indigenous protectors and their allies marched, danced, spoke out and came together in a powerful stand for planet and people. Mohawk filmmaker Paulette Moore shares some exclusive interviews and footage from the Native Nations Rise events. Finally, you may remember Tangerine Bolen from a 2012 court case in which she, along with Chris Hedges sued the Obama administration over the indefinite detention clause in the NDAA. Well, she’s back on the scene with her organization Revolution Truth and this time, it’s all about Standing Rock. Bolen sits down with us to discuss her latest case: Jumping Eagle vs. Trump: What it’s about and what it means for people and planet.

 

 

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