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Mar 29, 2017
How do you do two interviews on the same subject on different days within the same week?  It helps if something big happens on one of the days in between interviews.

"Everything in my life, every decision I've made throughout my life, has always been framed around, 'Will I be able to get health insurance?'."

In part two of my discussions with leaders of the March for Health, the wonderful organizer of the Nashville march, Cara Richardson explains perfectly why, even though the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives pulled his "repeal and replace" healthcare legislation from consideration last Friday, there is still a need for a March.  She explains exactly why access to care and spreading knowledge of patient's rights are such an important part of her life.
  
Trust me... this will be well worth your time.

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Cara Richardson is organizer for the March for Health in Public Square Park, Nashville Tennessee, Saturday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m.  To find out all about March for Health Nashville, or to find another city where you can march; or to help support March for Health with a donation, go to:
MarchForHealth.org

March for Health still needs volunteers who can help with everything from e-mails to fundraising to setup and cleanup.  To become a March for Health volunteer, email:
volunteer@marchforhealth.org
Cara writes about her life with diabetes at the blog Every Day, Every Hour, Every Minute:
countrygirldiabetic.blogspot.com
Mar 27, 2017
Wow.  What a turn of events.  Last Thursday, when Leyla Mansour-Cole and I recorded this interview, we were less than 24 hours away from the unexpected move of the Speaker of the House of Representatives pulling the Republican's "repeal and replace" health care legislation from consideration.
 
Still, there is a lot left to debate when it comes to health care in America.  And that's why people all over the country will be participating in the March for Health Saturday, April 1.  So many of us are affected by the way care, drugs, and medical technology are delivered in this country.  That's a lot of what we'll be talking about in this episode. 

And don't forget to listen to Wednesday's companion interview on March for Health with Cara Richardson.  Together, these two are the model of what happens when you see an important issue and throw yourself head first into the discussion, making a huge, positive impact.
 
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Leyla Mansour-Cole is National and Washington, D.C. coordinator for the March for Health, Saturday, April 1st.  To find a city where you can march, or to help support March for Health with a donation, go to:
MarchForHealth.org

March for Health still needs volunteers who can help with everything from e-mails to fundraising to setup & cleanup.  To become a March for Health volunteer, email:
volunteer@marchforhealth.org
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