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Trumpcare and Community Health Centers

The World Health Organization refers to health policy as the “decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society. An explicit health policy can achieve several things: it defines a vision for the future which in turn helps to establish targets and points of reference for the short and medium term. It outlines priorities and the expected roles of different groups; and it builds consensus and informs people” (


During the current shift in the political administration of the United States, questions arise about the continuity of existing health policies and how changes may impact the healthcare of a nation.  What changes have been seen in the delivery of healthcare among the uninsured and underinsured under the Affordable Care Act?  What impact could changes in the Affordable Care Act have on individuals, and the healthcare institutions that serve them? How can we advocate and become more informed about the health policies that influence the quality of our lives? These questions will be explored on HealthCetera.


On today’s HealthCetera, Eve Adler will be speaking with Sion Roy (, a cardiologist at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in California, member of the Board of Trustees for both the California Medical Association (CMA) and LA County Medical Association (LACMA), and college faculty member who teaches about Health Policy and Education.


This program was to have aired on March 9th but was postponed. So tune in on Thursday, March 16th at 1:00pm to HealthCetera Radio on WBAI 99.5FM in New York City, or streaming online at; or you can listen to the interview anytime by clicking here:


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Eve Adler, MA, RN, is an associate dean in the Health Sciences Department at Santa Monica College (SMC) and is a registered yoga teacher. She is committed to providing opportunities for education and personal expression to underserved populations interested in health and self-care. Ms. Adler works strategically and collaboratively with the SMC Communications and Media Studies Department, the Public Policy Institute, the Modern Languages Department and community-based Integrative Health Practitioners Program to broadcast the voices and issues of the underserved across multiple media platforms. Her work influences health policy by bringing the power of health care advocacy to the grassroots movements of communities in West Los Angeles.

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