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Published On: Mon, May 2nd, 2016

Austin Petersen on Healthcare, Indiana mumps outbreak

Libertarian Presidential candidate, Austin Petersen joined me during the first half of the May 1 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to talk about healthcare issues from a Libertarian perspective.

Image/Robert Herriman

Image/Robert Herriman

The role of the federal government, Obamacare and market alternatives were discussed. In addition, Petersen detailed what he would do about the broken VA health system, how he would change , eliminate or otherwise the following federal health agencies–CDC, NIH and FDA, the drug abuse situation and how he differs on health policy from Gov Gary Johnson.

He also explained his “consistent pro-life ethic”. 

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During the second half, Mugdha Golwalkar, Vaccine Preventable Disease Epidemiologist with Indiana State Department of Health joined me to talk about mumps and the situation in Indiana where several universities are experiencing outbreaks.

Listen to the podcast below:

Outbreak News This Week–“Your source for all the news about worms and germs” airs Sundays at 8 pm on AM 1380 The Biz in the Tampa Bay area.

About the Author

- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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