Author: Robert Scheer

Why The Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Gone Far Enough

THE HUFFINGTON POST In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer interviews Dr. Paul Song, a radiation oncologist and an outspoken critic of the current U.S. health-care system. Read the full transcript of the conversation below. Song argues that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, does not go far enough in insuring Americans and keeping health-care costs down. “It did do a tremendous amount of good, but we need to take one step back to realize that there were 3,300 registered health care lobbyists for the 535 members of Congress, and more was spent in...

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Barbara Williams and “The Hope in Leaving”

Photo courtesy of barbarawilliams.com On this week’s episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with acclaimed Canadian actress, musician and author Barbara Williams. She discusses her memoir, “The Hope in Leaving,” and describes her tough childhood as the daughter of a logger living in poverty, before eventually achieving success as an actress through a series of lucky breaks. “I don’t think I could have written this book at any other time,” Williams says. “I needed the perspective.” Adapted from Truthdig.com Listen to the interview below: Scheer Intelligence is also available in iTunes. Click, Share and Subscribe. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a...

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