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Welcome to Code WACK!

featuring host Brenda Gazzar


Shining a light on America's callous healthcare system

and what we can do about it.


Now streaming on Nurse Talk Media and Progressive Voices!


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Aug 29, 2022

What happens when the cost of surviving an illness is so high, it's simply out of reach? How does Big Pharma enjoy such outsized profits from cancer and other treatments? And what about patients who are stuck between a pharmaceutical company and their health insurer? 

To find out, we spoke to Dr. David Leibowitz,...

Aug 22, 2022

How have government policies created inequitable access to abortion? What's the Hyde Amendment and what's been its impact over the past 45 years? What role are some states playing in the effort to assure abortion access? And what can we do now to support reproductive freedoms?

To find out, we spoke to Cat Duffy, policy...

Aug 15, 2022

What are the implications of the Dobbs ruling for people seeking reproductive care across the United States? What kind of burdens will they face if they have to wait days or even weeks to get an abortion? Will this Supreme Court decision result in people having babies they don't want to have?

To find out, we spoke to

Aug 8, 2022

Why is it that many Americans who have health insurance are still not able to get the care they need? How are health insurers increasing their profits at the expense of American families?

To find out, we spoke to Wendell Potter, ex-communications executive for the health insurance giant Cigna turned industry...

Aug 1, 2022

How is medical debt a racial justice issue, and what's being done about it? What role does the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion play in reducing medical debt and keeping rural hospitals open? And what specific health policy should legislators pursue that would solve the medical debt crisis once and for all?