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Jason Samel discusses Obamacare Repeal and Replace with PIX 11 NY
Jason Samel writes Op-ed for Crain's
The sad demise of an Obamacare Broker
Jason Samel on Channel 12 the day after the 2016 Presidential Election discussing Donald Trump and what his affect on Obamacare will be.
 
Jason Samel gathers musical forces against fracking

Newsday

Glenn Gamboa - October 2015

 

Jason Samel believes in the power of music as an information tool.

The Great Neck singer-songwriter saw that power firsthand when he put together the "Occupy This Album"


 



 

 

 

Jason Samel on Exit 10/55 CBS With Richard Rose discussing new changes to the Obamacare market including the closing of Health Republic Insurance of New York
 
Health insurance on the bubble

Long Island Business News 

Claude Solnik - October 2015

 

“Co-ops across the country are closing down,” said Jason Samel, president of JayMar Insurance Agency of Glen Cove and founder of NewYorkObamacare.com. “They were created by Obamacare and they’re closing down.”

Health Republic is canceling individual and group plans that renew next year as of Jan. 1, 2016 and groups that renew in 2015 on renewal dates.



Read more: http://libn.com/2015/10/16/health-insurance-on-the-bubble/#ixzz3r6GtW76Y



 

 

 

Big changes on tap for state health care exchange

Newsday

Ridgely Ochs - October 2015

 

And that bothers Jason Samel, president of JayMar Insurance Agency in Jericho, who said at least a quarter of his clients will qualify for an Essential Plan. He said that the network offerings of doctors will be too limited -- a way for insurance companies to keep costs low.


 



 

 

 

Jason Samel on the Thom Hartman show with Grammy Award winning Tom Chapin discussing the 5 day festival Samel produced "Seeger Fest" in honor of Pete and Toshi Seeger.
 
Jason Samel and Tom Chapin interviewed on
Al Jazeera  TV - Discssing Buy This Fracking Album
 
Jason Samel and Michael Glabicki Of Rusted Root interviewed by Abby Martin on RT TV - Discssing Buy This Fracking Album
 
An Interview with Movement Music Records founder Jason Samel: Buy This Fracking Album
The Aquariun

 June 17, 2015

 

The following is a conversation with Long Island-based Movement Music Records founder Jason Samel, producer of the four-CD Occupy This Album and its forthcoming follow-up, Buy This Fracking Album, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Michael Franti, DJ Logic and the last-ever recording of folk legend Pete Seeger. Supporters of the anti-fracking and “artivist” movements helped finance the $100,000 production and marketing budget of Buy This Fracking Album at

 



 

 

 

Jason Samel featured on RT TV on Occupy This Album

Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls Contribute to Anti-Fracking LP

 | RollingStone 

Ryan Reed March 2015

 

The 24-track set, produced by Jason Samel, features a mix of original recordings, previously released tracks and live versions of older songs – all of which share the theme of environmental awareness. Standout tracks include a new song from Meshell Ndegeocello ("Never Still Water"), Raitt's 1994 track "Hell to Pay" and an unreleased live version of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" from the late Pete Seeger. Other featured artists include Marco Benevento and Dave Dreiwitz, Natalie Merchant and the Felice Brothers, Rusted Root, Anti Flag and Steve Earle.


 

 

 

Song Premiere: Meshell Ndegeocello - "Never Still Water"

Paste Magazine

Dacy Orr May 2015

 

Music has long been a medium used to promote social change, and when a group of well-respected artists band together for a cause, it’s hard not to take notice. One of the latest examples of this kind of activism is Buy This Fracking Album, an effort from artists like John Butler Trio and Bonnie Raitt to raise awareness of the harm of hydro-fracking, a commonly-used means of extracting natural gases from the earth.

 

“My hope is that this album will open the ears of its listeners and help forge a path toward real democracy,” says album producer Jason Samel. “One where environment and its citizens’ well being come before profit.”



 

 

 

‘Greatest folk concert’ on Long Island to aid center
The Island Now

By Karen Rubin October 2014

 

Samel said he was decided to combined Amram’s 84th birthday celebration with a tribute for Pete Seeger because of the close relationship of the two men.

“David Amram was very close friends with Pete Seeger, which is the reason we wanted to tie this into his birthday concert,” Samel said.  “David has a long history in folk music, classical, jazz, blues, as well as music of the American Indians.... He is in fact one of the most respected folk musicians in the country, as well as in so many other genres of music.  Every artist on the bill has played with David and Pete, as it was a requirement for an artist to be able to play in this concert.  Also, much of Amrams music will be played at the concert, as it is a tribute to both him, and Pete.”



 

 

 

The Takeaway interview with John Fugelslang.

WNYC

 

Jason Samel is producing an album of songs by musicians who want to make a point about fracking and the potential dangers it poses to the environment. It's called "Buy This Fracking Album," and it drops June 23rd. Samel and Chapin join The Takeaway for an interview and performance live in studio.



 

 

 

Jason Samel featured in Rolling Stone Article
"Rockers Amp Up Occupy Relaunch"

Brian Ferry March 2012

 

On May 15th, "Occupy This Album" - a 99-track compilation featuring Morello, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Yoko Ono and many more - goes on sale to raise funds for Occupy. "That's how we'll push this movement forward and keep income disparity on people's minds," says activist-singer Jason Samel, who organized the album. "By putting it on a record."

 

 

Jason Samel featured in Forbes Magazine

Occupy This Album: Music Legends Make Record to Support Occupy Wall Street

David Their, Forbes Magazine

 

“Occupy This Album” may now be getting attention for its impressive lineup of celebrities and protest legends, but the idea for the album started with an unknown performer. Producer Jason Samel had been walking around Zucotti park in the early days of the protest when he was blown away by a singer-songwriter playing on some steps with a guitar and a harmonica. The singer was Matt Pless, a former punk rocker fromBaltimore who took the bus up to Wall Street. A small crowd had gathered around him.

Jason Samel featured on CBS article

Occupy Wall Street Movement Gets By With A Little Help From Its Musical Friends 

Jillian Mapes, CBS

 

 

“There are baby boomers out there running these huge corporations, these massive banks we’re fighting against, and they forget that they were on the picket lines 50 years ago, fighting against some of what we’re fighting against now – the way our government acts,” Samel tells CBS Local. “Our hope is that music – music they know, whether it’s Jackson Browne or Joan Baez – can get through to them.”

 

Jason Samel writes for Relix.com on Soapbox

Soapbox: Jason Samel on Occupy This Album 

Jason Samel, Relix

 

 

“There are baby boomers out there running these huge corporations, these massive banks we’re fighting against, and they forget that they were on the picket lines 50 years ago, fighting against some of what we’re fighting against now – the way our government acts,” Samel tells CBS Local. “Our hope is that music – music they know, whether it’s Jackson Browne or Joan Baez – can get through to them.”

 

Jason Samel featured in MTV article

Occupy Wall Street Storms The Castle With Music At The Helm 

Halley Bondy, MTV

 

 

“We needed people who could really get the message out there. And the youth can’t do it alone,” Samel says. “We need the baby boomer generations, the ones who marched in the 60s. I’d like to re-open their eyes with music again.”

Jason Samel featured in LTV Article and Video

Interview with Occupy This Album! Producer Jason Samel

Sydney Brownstone, LTV

 

 

“We needed people who could really get the message out there. And the youth can’t do it alone,” Samel says. “We need the baby boomer generations, the ones who marched in the 60s. I’d like to re-open their eyes with music again.”

Jason Samel featured in CNN Article

Artists support Occupy movement with album

CNN

 

 

Producers of the album say all of the proceeds will benefit the Occupy movement. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Occupy Wall Street General Fund. The other half of money generated will be distributed evenly among the major occupations across the country, according to Jason Samel of Music for Occupy, who is producing the album.

Jason Samel featured Obamacare Expert 

Surge, but no stampeded, as Obamacare deadline nears

By Claude Sonik - Long Island business News

 

"Gerald Laytin, a career coach and part-time instructor at Hofstra University, shopped for health insurance on the New York State website soon after it opened in October. At least, he tried.

 

After the site repeatedly crashed repeatedly, he gave up and bought coverage directly through Empire BlueCross BlueShield."

Jason Samel featured Obamacare Expert
Groups eye Obamacare chaos

By Claude Sonik - Long Island business News

 

“People are misinformed, between the media misinforming them and brokers misinforming them,” Samel said. “The government and the insurance companies aren’t heavily marketing that you should speak to a broker or navigator.

Jason Samel featured Obamacare Expert
GN man launches LI Obamacare site

Anthony O’Reilly- The Island Now

 

“Everyone is under some misconception about it,” Samel said in an interview. “Everybody including heads of hospitals, doctors, nurses and insurance brokers.

 

”To help combat this, Samel recently launched longislandobamacare.com, a website that seeks to educate Long Island residents about the Affordable Care Act through free seminars across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Local News Interviews Jason Samel on LongIslandObamacare.com
Obamacare Navigator

Jill Nossa - Anton News

 

“Everyone is under some misconception about it,” Samel said in an interview. “Everybody including heads of hospitals, doctors, nurses and insurance brokers.

 

”To help combat this, Samel recently launched longislandobamacare.com, a website that seeks to educate Long Island residents about the Affordable Care Act through free seminars across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Jason Samel Interviewed by FOX News Radio and other radio stations on all things Obamacare