The State of Health of the Uninsured/Under Insured/The Single Payer Plan - The Great American Private Insurance Rip Off
“The American Indian’s Truths
…..the Most Dangerous Show on Radio”
WPFW 89.3 FM – Pacifica Radio – www.WPFW.org
Friday Evening, July 24th, 2009
Jay Winter Nightwolf
Originator, Host & Executive Producer
Verona Iriarte, Cyreita Ayeni & Don Walker
And Special Guests
Mikuak Rai, Katie Robbins, Rick & Michelle T. Clements
and Dr. Ogan Gurel
“The State of Health of the Uninsured/Under Insured/The Single Payer Plan - The Great American Private Insurance Rip Off”
O’Siyo and greetings. I’m Jay Winter Nightwolf, originator and host of “The American Indian’s Truths - …..The Most Dangerous Show on Radio”. On Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Malcolm X Park located at 16th & Euclid Street, N. W. , 1 pm – 4pm, Washington, D. C. There will be a rally calling for a better health care system that will take care of all American.
The real question in tonight’s discussion is whether America should legislate the best health care for the people or continue to provide the best profit for the powerful private insurance corporations that provide health care for that struggle to pay extremely premiums for coverage.
Before we start tonight’s show I would like to point out that the broadcast tonight is the continuation of last Friday’s broadcast. There are some facts about health care in America that you should know before we begin. These are some of those facts:
1. Health care provided for U. S. veterans is nowhere near the quality of service that it should be. It is as though the government has forgotten about those that went to war to protect us when it comes to taking care of the physical and emotional problems that many veterans suffer. Some veterans are forced to seek medical attention by paying for insurance outside of what is provided by the U. S. Veterans services.
2. American Indians are supposed to be taken care of through treaties that were made with American Indian tribes. However the services delivered by Indian Health Service historically underfunded thus leaving the Indian out in the cold. They have no other way to get adequate health care. There are many cases where because of the neglect and denial of proper health care for the American Indian, many have died.
If you are an American Indian, to get better health care that the services provided by IHS, you would get much better care if you commit a crime and go to prison. On some reservations you are required to get a prescription for 1 baby aspirin.
3. The United States Constitution is the law that we look to for direction on how United States is to be ran. However many of the past administrations have ignored the constitution and did things they way the wanted to. Any viable government is supposed to take care of its citizens. So what is the problem? The majority of poor people and poor people of color in American don’t receive health care without insurance. Proper health care is a right not a privilege.
Stay tuned and I will be back shortly to introduce my guests for this edition of “…..the Most Dangerous Show on Radio.”
I’m Jay Winter Nightwolf and this is WPFW 89.3 FM – Pacifica Radio – Washington, D. C. “The American Indian’s Truth.”