R.J. Eskow

Richard (R.J.) Eskow is a writer and the host of the radio and TV program The Zero Hour. He is also Senior Fellow for Health and Economic Justice with Social Security Works. He was lead writer and senior editor for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016. Eskow has also been a health policy adviser and an insurance executive.

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