On the final day of 2018, America’s Work Force Radio talked about middle class prosperity.
On the Dec. 31 edition of America’s Work Force Radio, Robert E. Friedman, Founder and Chair Emeritus of Prosperity Now, argued in favor of what he called a Prosperity Bill, which would match an individual’s first thousand dollars in savings. Friedman, who authored the book A Few Thousand Dollars, said that given a reasonable opportunity, low income and middle class citizens would save, invest, start businesses and pursue higher education if they had extra money after covering their basic needs. He then explained past, present and future money, and how it affects everyone by either holding them back, or helping them pursue a quality life.
Dr. David Himmelstein, MD, FACP, a professor of public health and health policy in the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, adjunct clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School discussed HR 676, which expands and improves Medicare for all. He said the legislation should prohibit for-profit companies from running hospitals and other healthcare institutions. Dr. Himmelstein expects a final version of the bill early in the New Year.