Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sick for Profit

***Updated to include links to the interviews detailed below--
Click here to listen to Robert Greenwald
Click here to listen to Jeff Metzger ***

That's the perfect way to describe our for-profit system of health insurance and health care in this country.

Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films will be my guest tonight on Air America radio. Watch this video from his Sick for Profit series, and prepare to be even more enraged than you already are!

I'll also be joined by a listener, Jeff Metzger, who happens to be an attorney who represents clients who've been screwed over by their health insurance companies! If you've got a question for him, you're welcome to call in during the first hour of tonight's show at 866-303-2270.

And if you want to get really sick, have a look at this video. Last week, Las Vegas radio station KDWN AM720 sponsored a “contentious” town hall, emceed by conservative morning show host Heidi Harris. At the event, local news stations were interviewing an Israeli man who was praising the “fantastic” “national health care” in Israel. During his remarks, a woman yelled out, “Heil Hitler!” The man stopped, became visibly upset, and exclaimed, “Did you hear this? She say to a Jew, ‘Heil Hitler’! Hear? I’m a Jew! You’re telling me, ‘Heil Hitler’? Shame of you!” After he angrily confronts her, the woman mocks him by making a crying sound to imply he is a whining baby.

I guess I have to day it again... un-fucking-believable.

Listen as we talk about all of this tonight by clicking here from 11pm-1am, and join in the live chat by clicking here.