BarbaraLee at Remote Area Medical clinic. Photo: Rachel Dornhelm, KQED

Through tomorrow, Remote Area Medical, an organization made up of volunteer health care specialists, is putting on a free health clinic at the Oakland Coliseum, where KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm interviewed East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Lee discussed health care reform and GOP budget priorities, calling the latter a “war on the neediest” and a “war on seniors.” Lee said that the “Tea Party was in control of budget negotiations.”

She also called Republican plans to privatize Medicare part of a “roadmap to ruin,” which House progressives seem to have settled on as a slogan for their anti-branding campaign.

I guess Highway to Hell would have been copyright infringement.

Listen to Barbara Lee on the GOP budget[audio:|titles=BarbaraLee]


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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