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Why Single Payer, Part 1: We are all paying for a broken healthcare system!

From: Miles Eddy
Series: Why Single Payer Healthcare Series One
Length: 06:17

We are all paying for a broken healthcare system! Three healthcare professionals speak out why and offer some possible solutions.

Default-piece-image-1 Doctor Rocky White is a proponent of a single-payer healthcare system believing that it will help businesses remain competitive in a world market. In this six part series, Dr. White, hospital CEO Russ Johnson, and emergency room doctor Beth Kinney speak out from three different perspectives why the current healthcare system is broken, why it is the problem of everyone including those with good insurance, and why a single-payer healthcare system would fix a lot of the problems.

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Doctor Rocky White is a proponent of a single-payer healthcare system believing that it will help businesses remain competitive in a world market. In this six part series, Dr. White, hospital CEO Russ Johnson, and emergency room doctor Beth Kinney speak out from three different perspectives why the current healthcare system is broken, why it is the problem of everyone including those with good insurance, and why a single-payer healthcare system would fix a lot of the problems.

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Review of Why Single Payer, Part 1: We are all paying for a broken healthcare system!

This is the first in a six part series on the U.S. healthcare system by independent producer Miles Eddy. There is a lot of excellent information in the piece, with interview excerpts from a hospital administrator and an ER doctor. But the piece needs tighter writing and editing. For instance, the narrator tells us that "Russ Johnston will give us an administrative point of view..." and "Dr. Beth Kinney will chime in from the perspective of an emergency room doctor". It?s distracting to be told what an interviewee is going to tell us before they do so. I would have started the piece at about 1:15 in, where the narrator says "We begin this series..." Some judicious editing would help to make this a good four or five minute piece.

Broadcast History

Aired part 1 of 6 on KRZA Alamosa, Colorado on Jan. 3rd, 2006

Transcript

TRANSCRIPTS PART 1 OF 6:

MILES

Healthcare! We hear a lot about it, but what do we really know other than we keep paying more and more for it? I?m independent producer Miles Eddy, and I spoke with three healthcare professionals in an effort to try and understand what the current system is, why it is considered ?broken,? and what some solutions might be.

Doctor Rocky White is a proponent of a single-payer healthcare system believing that it will help businesses remain competitive in a world market.

DR WHITE
I?ve been invited to the Rotary today to speak on this issue of universal healthcare, because healthcare, although it affects all of us in various insalubrious (???) ways, it affects business in a very particular way, because small business and large business are carrying the burden of healthcare on its shoulder

RUSS JOHNSON
I?m Russ Johnson. I?m the CEO for San Lui...
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