GUESTS FOR FRIDAY JANUARY 6, 2017: Fridays With Jim Dean & Elaine Cleeton!... The Future Of The ACA!... And A Little Friday Football!... Plans to dismantle Obamacare and turn it into Trumpcare are heating up feverishly in Congress, in anticipation of the new administration!... But what are the Republicans actually going to do?... We'll ask health care whistleblower Wendell Potter about it!... And we'll finish up with some NFL football talk with Jim McBride of the Boston Globe!... First week in the new American reality!... What do YOU think about it?... Happy Friday!... Join The Conversation!
- Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA).
- Elaine Cleeton, Associate Professor of Sociology, SUNY Geneseo, where she specializes in women's health; social welfare; and, race, class and gender relations.
- Wendell Potter, author and health care system whistleblower after 20 years working as a CIGNA Executive. His book, "Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans" (on Bloomsbury Press ) is an expose of health insurers and a "stark warning that corporate spin is distorting our democracy". Mr. Potter is a senior analyst at the The Center for Public Integrity and a senior fellow on health care for the Center for Media and Democracy. His latest book is Nation On The Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.
- Jim McBride, Boston Globe sports writer covering the New England Patriots... talking a little NFL football this Friday!
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