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We are Timothy Faust and Kelly Jo. We really like health policy and heavy metal. Every other-week or so we'll discuss a current-ish event we think is interesting, and a health policy or health law paper we're into. We'll also discuss a metal album and attempt to say "this kicks ass" in as many words as possible for a few minutes.

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    • 5.0, 90 Ratings

We are Timothy Faust and Kelly Jo. We really like health policy and heavy metal. Every other-week or so we'll discuss a current-ish event we think is interesting, and a health policy or health law paper we're into. We'll also discuss a metal album and attempt to say "this kicks ass" in as many words as possible for a few minutes.

    V. Cantique Lepreux: Title IX, the DeVos Death Drive, and Sexual Misconduct in Public Health

    V. Cantique Lepreux: Title IX, the DeVos Death Drive, and Sexual Misconduct in Public Health

    Oh my god, we're back again.
    This week, special guest and longtime Title IX professional Kate talks to us about the leaked DeVos Title IX regulations. They suck bigtime! We cover the origin story of Title IX as a tool to address sexual misconduct in universities, its development under the Obama administration, the specific ways DeVos intends to gut it, and the real rancid reactionary movement undergirding her efforts--especially her bizarre use of austerity language.
    Please consider rating or reviewing or whatever so we can stunt on other, shittier health policy podcasts. Thank you to Kvelertak for the use of our intro song, "Nattesferd." Thank you to our new producer Jason for making our shit sound way better than it used to. Thanks to Dr. Rhea Boyd (https://twitter.com/RheaBoydMD (https://twitter.com/RheaBoydMD)) for the line about racism, not race, driving health disparity.
    check out Cantique Lepreux here: https://cantiquelepreux.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    IV. Substratum: The Present & Future of Anti-Choice & Anti-Welfare Legislation and Cool Ways to Fight Back

    IV. Substratum: The Present & Future of Anti-Choice & Anti-Welfare Legislation and Cool Ways to Fight Back

    Yeah! We're back in this. Did you miss us? We missed you so much.
    Help us fund abortion access in Mississippi: http://bit.ly/fundabortion (http://bit.ly/fundabortion)
    If we raise $6900 Tim will reopen the Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer shirt sale & add two new extremely sick abortion shirts.
    This week, we talk about anti-choice legislation in the Trump era and what we think it indicates for the future aims of the anti-choice movement. Then we detail new, sinister Medicaid work requirements, "weaponized experimentalism", and the origins of means-testing in eugenics. We close out by offering a vision for a better world and how to beat these villains with strong, unapologetic policy.
    Please consider rating or reviewing or whatever so we can alpha flex on other, shittier health policy podcasts. Thank you to Kvelertak for the use of our intro song, "Nattesferd."
    check out SUBSTRATUM here: https://substratum-seattle.bandcamp.com/ (https://substratum-seattle.bandcamp.com/)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    III-B. Kvelertak II: Fetal Protection Laws and the Consequences of Health Injustice

    III-B. Kvelertak II: Fetal Protection Laws and the Consequences of Health Injustice

    Yeah! Here's Part B. We discuss fetal protection laws. This is extremely heinous—pregnant women denied abortions imprisoned for attempted feticide, then shackled while giving birth—and we wanted to give it the space it deserves and take time to edit it thoroughly. It contains within it all the dangers of a perverse nation regulating healthcare—structural racism, sexism, and the carceral state.These are the forces that must be defeated to realize health justice.
    Enjoy! Please consider rating or reviewing or whatever so we can punish the Politico dweebs again.
    Goodwin's paper is here: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4249&context=californialawreview
    Thank you to Kvelertak for the use of our theme song, "Nattesferd."

    • 34 min
    III-A. Kvelertak: Bernie's "Medicare for All" Bill and the Optimism of Single-Payer

    III-A. Kvelertak: Bernie's "Medicare for All" Bill and the Optimism of Single-Payer

    Two-parter this week.
     
    In III-A, this one, we discuss Bernie Sanders's "Medicare for All" bill—what it contains, what it means, our hopes for what's within it, and our concerns about what's still inadequate. It's good!
    We also listen to Kvelertak's "Nattesferd," from which we got our theme music.
    In III-B, coming later this weekend, we discuss fetal protection laws. This is extremely heinous—pregnant women denied abortions imprisoned for attempted feticide, then shackled while giving birth—and we wanted to give it the space it deserves and take time to edit it thoroughly. It contains within it all the dangers of a perverse nation regulating healthcare—structural racism, sexism, and the carceral state.These are the forces that must be defeated to realize health justice.
    Enjoy! Please consider rating or reviewing or whatever so we can punish the Politico dweebs again.
    Thank you to Kvelertak for the use of our theme song, "Nattesferd."
     

    • 38 min
    II. Sacrilege: Insurer Discrimination, Payment Structures, & Redistributive Healthcare Financing

    II. Sacrilege: Insurer Discrimination, Payment Structures, & Redistributive Healthcare Financing

    [Show note: Tim made a pop filter for Kelly Jo and then while futzing with it mistakenly hit the button that mutes the mixer (?) so we accidentally recorded this episode on his s****y laptop mic without realizing it. Sorry!!!! Luckily our friend Dan Thorn up at Pink Noise Studios in Somerville took our files and made the result listenable. Hell right.]
    - Kelly Jo talks about some ways insurers discriminate against people with preexisting conditions (specifically HIV/AIDS) and the weaponization of cost-sharing, and how Section 1557 of the ACA can be used to help.
    - Tim spends a minute describing different kinds of cool payment structures (as a 101-type complement to Episode 1) and then runs through a whitepaper he really likes:
    Glied, Health Care Financing, Efficiency, and Equity (2008)http://www.nber.org/papers/w13881 (http://www.nber.org/papers/w13881)
    -We listen to Sacrilege - Behind the Realms of Madness (1985). It sounds like Slayer, but better, with a lady behind the mic, and vocals about apocalyptic global warming and shit. It's extremely good.
    Thank you to Kvelertak for "Nattesferd," our theme music. Thank you to Dan at Pink Noise Studios (www.pinknoise-studios.com (http://www.pinknoise-studios.com)).Thank you to you! Next week, we'll discuss Bernie's bill and other shit.

    • 42 min
    I. Cirith Ungol: Cost Bundling & Carceral Health Injustice

    I. Cirith Ungol: Cost Bundling & Carceral Health Injustice

    Our first episode!
    We are Timothy Faust and Kelly Jo. We really like health policy and heavy metal.
    Every other-week or so we'll discuss a current-ish event we think is interesting, and a health policy or health law paper we're into. We'll also discuss a metal album and attempt to say "this kicks ass" in as many words as possible for a few minutes.
    Here's Episode 1, where we attempt to discuss ACOs and bundled payments (a clearer discussion of basic payment models comes in Episode 2) and how carceralism fills the gaps in broken healthcare policy to punish vulnerable people (here, predominately) trans people of color. Also, we listen to Cirith Ungol's "King of the Dead," which rules.

    • 57 min

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