Check out the most recent episode of Citations Needed, a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power. Ben Palmquist of Partners for Dignity & Rights discusses how health care profiteers have for decades weaponized racism, xenophobia and ideological warfare to undercut public support for universal, publicly financed health care and how mainstream media, pollsters and politicians have unwittingly played along.
You can also hear Ben on the Healthcare Now Podcast, discussing a new anti-single payer bill in the Florida state legislature that would require a two-thirds supermajority to pass a single payer bill in the state.
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Finally, we encourage you to listen to our Partners with Campaign for New York Health on the previous episode of the Healthcare Now Podcast. They discuss the early days of the work, the broad coalition they’ve assembled, and the story-based organizing and lobbying that has been key to their success.