Jun. 29, 2012
Friday on Worldview:
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the Affordable Care Act, which mandates that most Americans get health insurance or pay a penalty. In some ways the U.S. system will now resemble parts of the health care systems of Switzerland and the Netherlands. Both countries mandate individuals to buy insurance. But the switch to that system hasn’t necessarily made things better when it comes to controlling the costs.
Theodore Marmor is the author of “Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care.” He’s spent the past 30 years studying healthcare systems. He says controlling the cost of health care is always controversial and “not easy to be done but everywhere else has done it better than in the United States.” He tells Worldview how they’ve done it.
Then, the documentary The Invisible War investigates the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik and director Kirby Dick discuss the film.
And, for our Weekend Passport segment, global citizen Nari Safavi will help listeners plan their international weekend. This weekend we’re headed to a Cuban dance party!