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GRITtv: They’ve Got Healthcare, Why Don’t We?

Tonight on GRITtv we take a look at healthcare in Canada, Germany and Taiwan with Mary O’Brien, MD of Physicians for a National Health Program, Katharina Janus, visiting Professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, Michael S. Chen, Vice President and CFO of Taiwan’s Bureau of National Health Insurance, and Adrian Campbell Montgomery from the film SiCKO. Adrian’s been a patient in both the U.S. & Canadian Health Systems, and she can tell you there’s quite a difference.

We also take a look at a new blockbuster satire – War, Inc. — and sit down with director Joshua Seftel and co-screenwriter Jeremy Pikser. And in the same satirical vein, we’ve got a piece on New Orleans from 2-cent’s Brandan Odums and Nik Richard. And our weekly Got Docs? segment takes a look at a doc-in-progress about the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, Dr. Daniel Ellsberg – The Most Dangerous Man In America. It’s all right here on firedoglake.

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GRITtv: They’ve Got Healthcare, Why Don’t We?

Tonight on GRITtv we take a look at healthcare in Canada, Germany and Taiwan with Mary O’Brien, MD of Physicians for a National Health Program, Katharina Janus, visiting Professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, Michael S. Chen, Vice President and CFO of Taiwan’s Bureau of National Health Insurance, and Adrian Campbell Montgomery from the film SiCKO. Adrian’s been a patient in both the U.S. & Canadian Health Systems, and she can tell you there’s quite a difference.

We also take a look at a new blockbuster satire – War, Inc. — and sit down with director Joshua Seftel and co-screenwriter Jeremy Pikser. And in the same satirical vein, we’ve got a piece on New Orleans from 2-cent’s Brandan Odums and Nik Richard. And our weekly Got Docs? segment takes a look at a doc-in-progress about the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, Dr. Daniel Ellsberg – The Most Dangerous Man In America. It’s all right here on firedoglake.

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.

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