August 16, 2019: Rural Hospitals And 'Medicare For All'; Iceland's 'Dead' Glacier

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Hospital administrators from Texas to Maine say adopting a single-payer government health care program that covers all Americans would force more rural hospitals to close. Host Peter O'Dowd visited the hospital emergency department in a small Maine town to see how the debate Democrats are having over "Medicare for All" is resonating in rural America. Also, scientists, academics and world leaders will soon gather on a mountain in Iceland to memorialize the first major Icelandic glacier to disappear due to climate change. Researchers are installing a memorial plaque to recognize Okjökull ("Ok glacier" in Icelandic) as a message to future generations. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's August 16, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on August 16, 2019.


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