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Award-winning journalist Roland Martin recently joined me to talk about a host of topics, including the future of health care in America.
During remarks by the President on common-sense gun safety reform, he proposed to invest $500 million to expand access to mental health treatment across the country.
“If we can continue to de-stigmatize mental health issues, get folks proper care, and fill gaps in the background check system, then we can spare more families the pain of losing a loved one to suicide,” said President Obama during his address.
As urgent as the issue of mental health is in America, Legislators on state levels have cut funding for mental health, and there has been much talk about the lack of addressing mental health by candidates in the current presidential election.
Take a listen below as Roland Martin shares his views on the future of health care in America, and what he feels should be done to ensure that Americans have access to the proper care. He also talked about his work on his multiple broadcasts: NewsOne Now and The Roland Martin Show.
Catch NewsOneNow and The Roland Martin Show on their respective times and outlets. NewsOne Now airs every weekday morning at 7am ET on TV One. You can also subscribe to the NewsOne Now and Roland Martin Show Audio Podcasts below.
Meet Our Guest:
Roland S. Martin is the host and managing editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now, the first daily morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective. In his career, Martin won over 30 awards for journalistic excellence.
Over the course of a journalistic career that has seen him interview multiple U.S. presidents to the top athletes and entertainers in Hollywood, Roland S. Martin is a journalist who has always maintained a clear sense of his calling in this world. Martin is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, and is senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where his daily segment is heard on more than 100 stations and 8 million people daily.