EQUAL TIME is where Vermonters talk about issues ignored by the corporate media—mothers opposing toxic pollution, workers fighting for decent jobs, nurses working for health care reform, students speaking out about their education, farmers struggling against corporate agribusiness, and more.

Veterans Health Administration Under Attack

Healthcare journalist Suzanne Gordon, author of The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy Making and Patient Care, and The Nation article America’s Biggest Publicly Funded, Fully Integrated Health-Care System Is Under Attack, discusses the efforts to undermine and privatize the VHA, our nation’s largest publicly fund

Divisive Politics Distract from Urgency of Universal Health Care

Tevye Kelman, a Vermont high school teacher, NEA member, and member of the Vermont Workers’ Center, makes the case that when politicians exploit legitimate anger over the inadequacy of our existing health care system to pit working people against each other, it undermines our collective ability to demand real reform.

Possible Impacts of Zombie Republican "Health Care" Bills

Sarah Wendell-Launderville, Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Independent Living, and Ed Paquin, Executive Director of Disability Rights Vermont, Vermont's designated protection & advocacy agency for people with disabilities, and Vermont's Mental Health Care Ombudsman, explain that Republican legislation would force states to gut Medicaid coverage for 74 million American working families, children, seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans. In Vermont:
 

Stopping Republican Healthcare Attacks & Demanding Medicare for All

Mark Dudzic, national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care, warns that the Senate Republican's "Better Care Reconciliation Act" isn't about fixing Obamacare, but is a key part of their class war on working Americans that Republicans will keep on bringing back because their main goal is to fund tax cuts for the rich by depriving millions of vulnerable Americans of their healthcare.

Dramatic Growth of Democratic Socialists of America

Joseph M. Schwartz, a professor of political science at Temple University, a national vice chair of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and author of Coalition Politics and the Fight for Socialism, talks about the reasons for the rapid growth of DSA to become the largest U.S. socialist organization in the U.S. since the 1940s.

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