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Health Care on the Air is our monthly interview show that keeps you up to date on timely health care issues and advocacy efforts.  It airs live on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm over public access channels in Manhattan on Channel 67 (Time Warner), Channel 85 (RCN), or Channel 36 (FiOS), and can also be live-streamed at that time over Manhattan Neighborhood Network.  The program is hosted by Mark Hannay, Director, Metro New York Health Care for All.

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July 2017 — “The “Transformation” of Beth Israel Hospital”

Guest:  Lois Uttley, Director of Merger Watch


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June 2017 — “A Look at New York City and State Budgets Effect on Local Health Care Needs”

Guest:  Anthony Feliciano, Commission on the Public’s Health System


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May 2017 — “A Look Back at the Founding of ACT UP”

Guest:  Andy Velez, Founding Member of ACT UP / New York


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April 2017 — “What’s Going on in Congress with Health Care and Hope for Universal Health Care Bill in New York State”

Guests:  Carrie Tracy, Community Service Society and Betsy Rosenthal, Physicians for a National Health Program


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 March 2017 — “Just How Bad is the Congresssional Republican Proposal to Replace the Affordable Care Act”

Guests:  Heidi Siegfried, NYers for Accessible Health Coverage and Kimberly Chin, Children’s Defense Fund


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 February 2017 —

Guests:  Bill Jordan, MD (National Physicians Alliance) and Kamini Doobay (NYC Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System)


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 January 2017 — “Congress Begins New Health Care Fights and Advocates Mobilize in Opposition”

Guests:  Amanda Dunker (Community Service Society of NY), and Lois Uttley (Raising Women’s Voices-New York)


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December 2016 — “What the 2016 Elections Mean for Health Care in the US”

Guests:  Elisabeth Benjamin (Community Service Society of NY), and Christina Chang (Planned Parenthood of NYC)


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October 2016 — “Hospital Mergers and their Impacts on Patients and Communities”

Guest:  Christine Khaikin (MergerWatch)



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September 2016 — “Proposed Health Insurance Company Mergers and the Effects on Consumers”

Guests:  Charles Bell (Consumers Union), and Amanda Dunker (Community Service Society of NY)


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June 2016 — “End-of-Session Health Bills in Albany, and Rate Review for 2017 Requested Health Insurance Premium Rates”

Guests:  Heidi Siegfried (Center for Independence of the Disabled-NY), and Amanda Dunker (Community Service Society of NY)



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April 2016 — “New York’s New Paid Family Leave Law”

Interview with Nancy Rankin (Community Service Society of NY), and Eric Williams (NY Paid Family Leave Campaign)



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February 2016 — “Options for Health Insurance for Immigrants in New York”

Interview with Claudia Calhoon, NY Immigration Coalition; and Carrie Tracy, Community Service Society of NY



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January 2016 — “New York City’s New ‘Take Care New York’ Initiative”

Interview with Dr. Torian Easterling, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene



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November 2015 — “Open Enrollment for 2016 Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act and Medicare: What Consumers Need to Know”

A conversation between Hannah Lupien (Senior Health Policy Assoc., Community Service Society of NY) and Krystal Scott (NY Advocacy Director, Medicare Rights Center)




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October 2015 — “Medicare and Medicaid at 50″

Interview with Ted Marmor (Author, “The Politics of Medicare”; Professor Emeritus, Yale University)




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July 2015 — “Harlem Health Advocacy Partners”

Interview with Juan Picano (Community Service Society) and Elena Crowmeyer (Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership)




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June 2015 — “Health Issues in the 2015-16 New York City Budget Negotiations'”

Interview with Anthony Feliciano, Director, Commission on the Public’s Health System




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May 2015 — “New York’s new ‘Blueprint to End AIDS'”

Interview with Jim Eigo, member, ACT UP/New York




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April 2015 — “Key Health Care Issues in New York for 2015″

Interview with Richard Gottfried, Health Committee Chair, New York State Assembly

Topics covered include the final state budget outcomes, ongoing Medicaid reform, and moving forward toward true universal health care.



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March 2015 — “Strategies for Reaching Out to the Uninsured, and Next Steps for the Newly Insured”

Interview with Steve Abramson, Health Care Lead, Organizing for Action – NYC, and Nora Chaves, Director, Community Health Advocates



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February 2015 — “Radical Aging”

Interview with Alice Fisher, Co-Founder, Radical Aging Movement, and Steve Burghardt, Professor, Hunter College School of Social Work



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January 2015 — The Fight for Universal Health Care in New York

Interview with Annette Gaudino, Organizing Director, Physicians for a National Health Program, New York Metro Chapter



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December 2014 — Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment for 2015: What You Need to Know

Interview with Heather Bates, Enroll America and Katie Engst, Community Health Advocates


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November 2014 — Medicare Open Enrollment for 2015: What You Need to Know

Interview with Krystal Scott, New York State Advocacy Director for the Medicare Rights Center

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October 2014 — Physician Activism in 2014

Mark Hannay discusses the advocacy priorities and plans regarding social issues of concern to both doctors and patients with William Jordan, MD, of the National Physicians Alliance.

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Sept 2014 — Climate Change and Health

Mark Hannay discusses how climate change affects health and health care, and plans for the Health Contingent of the People’s Climate March with Annette Gaudino of Physicians for a National Health Program, NY Metro Chapter, and Cathey Falvo of Physicians for Social Responsibility, New York Chapter.

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June 2014 — Health Care Issues in the 2014 City Budget Process

Mark Hannay discusses the budget agenda of the People’s Budget Coalition for Public Health with Claudia Calhoon of the New York Immigration Coalition, and Ryan Natividad of the Coalition for Asian-American Children and Families.



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May 2014 – “Fair Health: A New Online Resource for Consumers to Price and Choose Health Care Services”
Mark Hannay discusses new online consumer resources to compare the costs of specific health care procedures, offered by Fair Health with its Executive Director Robin Gelburd. Fair Health is a national, independent, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products, consumer resources, and support of health services research.


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April 2014 — “New York’s Experience with Enrolling People in New Health Insurance Options Available Under the Affordable Care Act”
Mark Hannay discusses the experience of New Yorkers enrolling in the new coverage options of the Affordable Care Act with Katie Engst from Community Health Advocates.


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February 2014 — “Enrolling in New Health Insurance Options in New York”

Mark Hannay discusses what New Yorkers need to know about enrolling in new health insurance options offered by “New York State of Health“, the state’s new health benefits exchange marketplace, with Nora Chaves of Community Health Advocates.

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January 2014 — “The Hospital Crisis in Brooklyn”

Mark Hannay discusses efforts to preserve financially-troubled hospitals in northern and central Brooklyn, specifically Interfaith Medical Center and Long Island College Hospital, with Ari Moma of the New York State Nurses Association.

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December 2013 — “The Affordable Care Act”
Mark Hannay, Director of Metro New York Health Care for All, gives an overview primer of the Affordable Care Act.


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November 2013 — “The New Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period: What Uninsured New Yorkers Need to Know”
Mark Hannay, Director of Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, discusses the annual Medicare open enrollment period with Katherine Fitzpatrick from the Medicare Rights Center.


 

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