DR. RAHN BAILEY, INCOMING PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, U.S. DELEGATE DONNA CHRISTENSEN, EPA ADMINISTRATOR LISA JACKSON AND COMMENTATOR AND AUTHOR MEGHAN McCAIN ARE AMONG THE GUESTS ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN ON SUNDAY, JULY 1
– Topics to include the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act with an emphasis on the specific impact the legislation will have on African Americans, how Republican attacks on the EPA might affect Americans’ health, the vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, and the need for civil political discourse –
June 29, 2012, Silver Spring, MD– Dr. Rahn Bailey, incoming president of the National Medical Association; Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, (D-VI); Lisa Jackson administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Kali Lindsey, director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the National Minority AIDS Council; and columnist, author and MSNBC commentator Meghan McCain are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, July 1 at 11 AM ET.
The journalist/commentator panel will include: Karen Finney, MSNBC political analyst and columnist for The Hill newspaper; Georgetown University Professor Dr. Chris Metzler; Democratic pollster and political strategist Cornell Belcher and, Sirius-XM radio host Joe Madison.
Roland Martin and guests will take an in-depth look at the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the political implications for the president’s re-election, as well as the specific impact this legislation will have on African Americans, given that:
· 7 million more African Americans will have free or affordable health insurance by 2014.
· 5.5 million African Americans who now have private health insurance are eligible for free preventive care including mammograms, colonoscopies and wellness check ups.
· 2.4 million African American seniors have already received free preventive care, such as diabetes testing.
Additional topics to be explored during the hour include: how Republican attacks on the EPA might impact Americans’ health; this week’s vote by House Republicans to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress; what African Americans living with HIV/AIDS should expect of elected officials given that this racial/ethnic group is the most affected by HIV; and Meghan McCain, daughter of Senator John McCain and MSNBC contributor, will talk about her new book, America, You Sexy Bitch and the need for a civil political dialogue.
Hosted by TV One political editor, CNN and Tom Joyner Morning Show analyst Roland Martin, TV One’s hour-long weekly public affairs series focuses on issues of importance to African Americans, through interviews with officials from the Administration, Congress and other policymakers who represent black communities, as well as discussions with journalists and commentators, and a wide range of policy experts. Washington Watch with Roland Martin also explores a wide range of timely and relevant topics including history, books, music, films, technology and black culture.
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