Tune in to “Health Action” with Co-Host Mark Hannay

Thursday mornings at 12 midnight (E), broadcast over WBAI/Pacifica at 99.5FM (In the NYC area) or streamed live at WBAI’s website.

Past programs can be streamed or downloaded via WBAI’s archives.



Nov. 30:  Annual World AIDS Day Special

“Congress, the Trump Administration, and the AIDS Crisis”

Bill McColl, Health Policy Director, AIDS United; Charles King, President and CEO, Housing Works


Nov. 23:

“What State Governments Can Do to Address High Drug Prices”

Jill Zorn, Senior Program Officer, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

“The Basics to Improve Health Care Quality”

Lynn Quincy, Program Director, Health Care Value Hub, Altarum Institute


Nov. 16:

“The New Republican Tax Plan and Health Care”

Mike Kink (Strong Economy for All); Ethan Rome (Health Care for America Now)


Nov. 9:

“Doctors and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ New ‘Medicare-for-All’ Bill”

Oliver Fein, MD, Chair, Physicians for a National Health Program, NYC Chapter


Sept. 21, 2017:

“New Republican Moves in Congress to Change Health Care”

Patrick Willard, Senior Director for Campaigns, Families USA

“An Overview of Senator Bernie Sanders’ New ‘Medicare-for-All’ Bill”

Ben Day, Executive Director, Healthcare Now; Mark Dudzic, Executive Director, Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care


Sept. 14, 2017:

“Health Care and the 2018 Federal Budget Fight”

Jacob Leibenluft, Senior Advisor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

“Direct Action Activism and New Health Care Bills in Congress’

Paul Davis, Director of U.S Advocacy, Housing Works; Jennifer Flynn, Director of Mobilization and Advocacy; Center for Popular Democracy


Aug. 17, 2017:

“What’s Next for Congress on Health Care, Now that ‘TrumpCare” is Dead”

Margarida Jorge, Co-Executive Director, Health Care for America Now; Mary Clark, Southern Tier Regional Director, Citizen Action of New York

“Health Care in New York State Since the Start of Medicare and Medicaid”

James Tallon, Former President and CEO, United Hospital Fund of New York


July 13, 2017:

“Current Immigrant Health Care Issues in Washington and New York”

Claudia Calhoon, Director of Health Policy, New York Immigration Coalition


July 6, 2017:

“Current Activism and Congressional Health Care Bills”

Mark Milano, member, Rise and Resist; Jennifer Flynn, Health Care Coordinator, Center for Popular Democracy


June 29, 2017:  Annual LGBT Health Special

“Current Health Care Bills in Congress and What They Mean for LGBT Communities”

Kellan Baker, Founding Steering Committee member, Out to Enroll; Jade Goodridge, Patient Navigator Enroller, LGBG Community Center of NY


June 22, 2017:

“Current Health Care Access Issues in New York City”

Anthony Feliciano, Director, Commission on the Public’s Health System in NYC; Humberto Brown, MD, Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health

“Violence as a Health Issue”

Kamini Doobay, MD, Founder, NYC Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System

“ACT UP’s Conference on ‘Hidden Voices’ Fighting AIDS”

Bob Lederer, Linda Meredith, Alfredo Gonzalez, former members of ACT UP/New York


June 8, 2017:

“Major Health Care Bills Emerge and Move Forward in Congress”

Margarida Jorge, Co-Executive Director, Health Care for America Now; Mary Clark, Southern Tier Regional Director, Citizen Action of New York

“The Proposed ‘Transformation’ of Beth Israel Hospital”

Lois Uttley, Director, MergerWatch


April 20, 2017:

“Health Care Advocacy in New York’s 11th and 19th Congressional Districts”

Pat Kane, Treasurer, New York State Nurses Association; Sally McMahon, Co-Founder, Fight Back Bay Ridge; Shelly Friedman, Community Organizer, Citizen Action of New York


April 13, 2017:

“Major Health Care Issues in the 2017 New York State Legislative Session”

Amy Lowenstein, Senior Staff Attorney, Empire Justice Center; Ursala Rozum, Upstate Coordinator, Campaign for New York Health

“Tax Marches in New York and Across the U.S. Include a Focus on Health Care”

Frank Clemente, Executive Director, America for Tax Fairness; Charles Kahn, Organizing Director, Strong Economy for All


April 6, 2017:

“ACT UP/New York Celebrates 30 Years of AIDS Activism”

Ivy Arce and Andy Velez, members of ACT UP/New York


March 30, 2017:

“The Renewed Fight for Health Care as a Human Right”

Amanda Kodosh, Lead Organizer, March for Health; Bruce Rector, MD, New York State Director, Doctors for America


March 23, 2017:

“The New Republican Health Care Bill and its Impacts on New York”

Amanda Dunker, Policy Associate, Community Service Society of New York; Bridget Walsh, Senior Policy Analyst for Health, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy; Lois Uttley, Director, Raising Women’s Voice-New York


Jan. 30, 2017:

“Repealing the Affordable Care Act and What it Means for New York”

Guest:  Taylor Frazier, Health Policy Associate, Community Service Society of NY

“Current Attacks on Reproductive Health Care in Washington”

Guest:  Lois Uttley, Director, Raising Women’s Voices-NY

“Medical Student Mobilize to Defend the Affordable Care Act”

Natan Veg Potler, Co-President, National Latino Medical Student Association


Jan. 9, 2017:

“Congress Begins New Health Care Fights and Advocates Mobilize to Oppose”

Guest:  Mary Clark, Federal Issues Coordinator, Citizen Action of NY; and Tim Foley, Political Director, Committee of Interns and Residents, SEIU


Jan. 2, 2017:

“New Initiatives in New York City to Promote Health Equity”

Guest:  Kamini Doobay, Founder, NYC Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System

“Advocates for National Health Insurance Strategize About Responding to ‘TrumpCare'”

Guests:  Ben Day, National Coordinator, Healthcare Now;  and Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator, (Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare


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