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Welcome to Code WACK!

featuring host Brenda Gazzar


Shining a light on America's wack healthcare system

and what we can do about it.


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Dec 28, 2020

Why is it that an advanced nation like the U.S. has experienced over 2 million COVID-19 infections?  How have factors like the lack of a coordinated federal response and an inadequate health insurance system contributed to our national health tragedy? Host Brenda Gazzar and Dr. Rob Davidson, practicing emergency room...

Dec 21, 2020

Why did a man in his 20s die from a totally treatable disease?  How do social determinants affect patients’ ability to get to doctors appointments or buy prescribed medicines? Host Brenda Gazzar and Dr. Susan Rogers, new president of Physicians for a National Health Program, discuss how essential it is to acknowledge...

Dec 14, 2020

What was it like growing up Black in America during the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960's? What was the experience of systemic racism faced by students of color - especially Black women - in medical school during that era? With host Brenda Gazzar, Dr. Susan Rogers, new president of Physicians for a National Health...

Dec 7, 2020

What are the prospects for single payer in California? What role might the Healthy California for All Commission play in the future of the state's healthcare system? What about Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature? Michael Lighty, founding fellow of the Sanders Institute and former healthcare constituency director...