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Working for peace, social justice and principled nonviolence since 1976

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TV Programs

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV program airs on Monday 1:30 pm, Wednesday 5 pm, Thursday 9 pm and will air twelve times through the month.  You and other people everywhere can watch it on TV or through our website, www.olympiafor.org, soon after it has debuted on TCTV. 

by Glen Anderson, producer and host of this TV series

Watch Powerfully Informative TV Program Through Your Computer or on TCTV

For more than 30 years the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV series has explored a wide variety of issues related to peace, social and economic justice, the environment, and nonviolent social change.  We especially provide opportunities for the public to hear voices and viewpoints that are rarely heard in mainstream media. You can watch our current program and more than 150 of our previous ones through the Olympia FOR’s website at your convenience even if you don’t watch our current program on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County (Mondays 1:30 pm, Wednesdays 5:00 pm, Thursdays 9:00 pm).

Simply visit www.olympiafor.org, click the “TV Programs” link, and scroll down past the thorough description of the current month’s program. Previous programs are listed chronologically. Click the link for the program you want to watch. Also, next to each program’s link is a link to a thorough description of the program that you can read by clicking the “Word” or “pdf” link. You can watch more than 150 programs through www.olympiafor.org.

August 2017

“Why Universal Single-Payer Health Care Is the Real Solution – and How to Accomplish It”

Olympia FOR’s interview lays out the U.S.’s health care system’s problems and clearly explains how universal single-payer (“Medicare for All”) would serve all members of the public very well.

Watch it on your computer anywhere:  You can watch it through the “TV Programs” part of www.olympiafor.org.  Next to the link for watching the program is a Word document thoroughly summarizing what we said during the interview, and including some additional information that could not fit into the one-hour interview.  The end of that Word document includes many sources of further information.

Thurston County residents who have cable TV can watch it on TCTV cable channel 22three times a week during July 2017:

-- Every Monday at 1:30 pm
-- Every Wednesday at 5:00 pm
-- Every Thursday at 9:00 pm.

The health care crisis is so timely now that August 2017’s program is the one we had aired during December 2015.

Although Obama’s Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) helped in some ways, it has failed to cover many millions of Americans and failed to control costs.  Republicans are trying to repeal the ACA for right-wing reasons.  The real solution is universal single-payer health care, which other modern countries use to produce far better results at far lower cost.  Olympia FOR’s August 2017 TV program – also watchable through our website – proposes universal single-payer as the real remedy for Americans’ lack of access to affordable, high quality health care.  

Our guest is Dr. Sarah K. Weinberg.  She knows a lot about the problems, and she has been working for universal single-payer health care as the best solution.  She has worked very hard with two non-profit organizations, Health Care for All – Washington and Physicians for a National Health Program.  We list websites for these two organizations and other resources at the end of our TV program and the description posted at our website.

Please watch the program and/or read the very informative summary of what we said, plus much additional information.  Visit www.olympiafor.org, click the “TV Programs” link, and scroll down to August 2017 to watch the program and/or read the Word document summary with resource information at the end. 

During our interview we:

• Compare access to health care, affordability, and actual health outcomes between the U.S. and other nations

• Summarize how some other countries achieve health care

• Propose how a system could work in the U.S.

• Identify accomplishments and serious shortcomings of the ACA (“Obamacare”), and why the ACA was designed to be so weak and inefficient

• Explain how insurance companies are obstacles to solving our nation’s health care problems

• Explain the basic concept and functioning of universal single-payer and why this would be the real solution

• Debunk myths about American health care, misconceptions about single-payer, and some political and cultural obstacles that make it hard to adopt universal single-payer

• Support single-payer’s grassroots movements, constituencies, organizations, and national legislation, and Washington State legislation

• Discuss how to inform the public and build more grass-roots support for single-payer

• Provide information sources (a short video, two books, and links to non-profit organizations)

 

Questions?  Contact Glen Anderson, the TV series’ producer/host at (360) 491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org  

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Sometimes we produce special programs.  These air on TCTV at various dates and times.

We are posting our recent INTERVIEW and SPECIAL programs on the internet.  (Although we got broadcast rights for airing the “BIG PICTURE” films, we are not able to post them on the internet, although some might be posted under their own names.)  Also, our older programs are not available in this format.

To watch a program, simply click on a link below to watch that episode. 

Interview programs

Programs to Watch through www.olympiafor.org

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