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    The Health Costs of Racism and Classism in America

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    Eugene Puryear
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    A Social Security Study shows the strength of the program; The effects of race and class on mental and physical health.

    On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" host Eugene Puryear is joined by Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director for Social Security Works, to talk about the recent study showing the efficacy and the solvency of Social Security, the myriad ways in which the Trump administration is working to cut safety net programs, the fallacy of wide-spread social security disability insurance fraud and whether or not the GOP will have the votes to pass a new health care bill.

    In the second segment the show is joined by Ari Theresa, Gentrification Attorney at Stoop Law, to talk about racism directed at black professionals, the efforts to reduce opioid usage in the US, the multiple ways in which pharmaceutical companies take advantage of political chaos, mass incarceration and the systems and structures that allow gentrification in America to flourish today. Bob Schlehuber, Sputnik News Analyst, joins the conversation to talk about the recent ranking of Washington DC as the worst run city in America.

    Today's talking points touch on the Congressional Budget Office's score on Trump's proposed budget, Big Tobacco's lobbying efforts, and efforts to stop US involvement in the war in Yemen.

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    mass incarceration, gentrification, racism, US Social Security Administration, Donald Trump
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