Tradeoffs
Tradeoffs
Oct 15, 2020
The Medicare Cliff
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One of Medicare's trust funds is set to run out of money within the next four years, but we've heard almost nothing about it the campaign trail. We explore what would happen, how it got this bad, and what can be done to fix it.


Guest: Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget


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Political Climate
Political Climate
Political Climate
What to Watch for After Election Day
What comes after November 3? As presidential candidates make their closing arguments, many stakeholders in the climate and energy community are already looking beyond Election Day.  In this episode, experts discuss the top action items they’re watching for in a potential Biden versus returning Trump administration. What are the most tactical policy moves? Who will be making decisions? How will the private sector respond? What role will the courts play? We hear from Josh Freed, founder of Third Way’s Climate and Energy Program. Podcast co-hosts Brandon Hurlbut, senior advisor at NGP Energy Technology Partners III, and Shane Skelton, energy policy consulting firm S2C Pacific, also weigh in.  In the second half of the show (39:00), we discuss the ongoing health and environmental crisis in cities with high levels of lead poisoning. While it doesn’t appear in print, grassroots activists say tackling this issue is very much on the ballot this year. We speak to Michelle Mabson of Black Millennials for Flint about what she wants to see from political leaders.  This is the fourth episode in our "Relief, Rescue, Rebuild" series supported by the think tank Third Way. The series theme song was created by @AYMusik. Recommended reading:  * HuffPost: EPA Veterans Eyed As Potential Picks To Lead The Agency If Biden Wins * E&E: House races to watch on energy, environment * Third Way: The Election Climate * Path to Zero Listen and subscribe to Political Climate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play or wherever you get podcasts!
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