Why Can’t We Talk About Healthcare?

Whether it’s in the office or the halls of Congress, Americans can’t seem to have a rational conversation about healthcare. We’ll talk with Wendell Potter, author of “Deadly Spin;” Jayne O’Donnell, health policy reporter for USA Today; and Vivian Queija of Whole Washington, which advocates for single-payer healthcare in that state.

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Lawrence Pintak is an award-winning former CBS News Middle East correspondent, founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (2009-2016), and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council. He was named a Fellow of the Society by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2017 for "outstanding service to the profession of journalism" around the world. Pintak is a contributor to ForeignPolicy.com, The Daily Beast, and other outlets. Read his articles at pintak.com. His books include Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam & The War of Ideas; Islam for Journalists (co-editor); The New Arab Journalist; and Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. Follow him on Twitter @LPintak.

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