Episode 40 - Health Care Debate
Podcast - Episode
Friday, 30 April 2010 19:46

Episode 40 - Health Care Debate

Since President Obama was elected into office as the 44th president of the United States of America, he has been pushing for Congress to enact health care reform for the American people. In March of 2010, a health care reform bill (H.R. 4872) was passed by a narrow margin. Leading up to this historic vote and after, there have been many heated discussions and debates over the value and even legality of this new legislation. This month we tried to understand this issue by discussing it through the characters of The Big Lebowski.

We have a new segment titled Dude Thoughts with Tom where Tom Esterline "phones in" and chats about what's going on in his life. He shares some Dude dos and don'ts, along with ideas about how to best achieve at Achieverdom.

Tune in next month to hear our interview with Phill Wells who created Dudesong, an epic poem version of The Big Lebowski.

Length - 55min 06sec
Introductions - 00:00
Topic - 00:30
Dude Thoughts with Tom - 29:05
News, Emails and Listener Feedback - 39:58


Guest Speakers

Dude Thoughts with Tom
This month Tom recalls his recent trip to Los Angeles for the 2010 Lebowski Fest recently held there.  Hear Tom discuss costumes and special guests.

Part one and part two of Episode 40's Dude Thoughts with Tom are available in the Member's only area.

Music/Audio Used
Intro: Revelation Sunday by The Steepwater Band
Exit: Hard As Stone by The Steepwater Band

Links of Interest
The Steepwater Band - http://www.thesteepwaterband.com/

Health Care Bill Resources:

Answers for Families and Small Business - http://www.healthreform.gov/about/answers.html

H.R.4872 - Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 - http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4872/actions_votes

Ten part series on health care reform by The Christian Science Monitor - http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0322/Health-care-reform-bill-101-what-the-bill-means-to-you

HealthReform.gov - http://www.healthreform.gov/
Key Provisions That Take Effect Immediately - http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/keyprovisions.html

FAQs from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - http://answers.hhs.gov/questions/3621

The Library of Congress, Thomas Home - http://thomas.loc.gov/ (Search for "H.R. 4872")



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