Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Welcome to Code WACK!

featuring host Brenda Gazzar


Shining a light on America's wack healthcare system

and what we can do about it.


Listen on Nurse Talk Media , Progressive Voices or wherever you get your podcasts. 



to get podcasts delivered to your email!

Powered by HEAL California







Dec 5, 2022

Medicare’s 2023 enrollment period is ending on Dec. 7 and Code WACK! is on the case! What are the true risks of choosing Medicare Advantage instead of original Medicare with a Medigap supplement? Are you risking your pocketbook, or your health? 

Both, suggests expert Dr. Ed Weisbart, a retired family physician, former...

Nov 28, 2022

This time on Code WACK!. How do the results of the midterm elections affect the prospect for state-based single payer healthcare systems? Will state governments continue to subsidize the private insurance system and defend the status quo as we lose money and lives? 

To find out, we asked Michael Lighty, president of

Nov 21, 2022

This time on Code WACK!. What do the tight midterm elections mean for our nation's health care? Hanging in the balance are the fates of those who are dependent on pandemic emergency programs for their health care and millions of American seniors who anxiously face the privatization of traditional Medicare

To find...

Nov 14, 2022

This time on Code WACK! In 2022, nearly half of people eligible for Medicare are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. So what's the problem? Good question. 

To find out, we spoke to Diane Archer, founder and president of Just Care USA, an independent digital media hub covering health and financial issues facing boomers...

Nov 7, 2022

What are the major differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage? How do the two programs compare when it comes to accessing quality care?   

To get the facts, join host Brenda Gazzar and Ed Weisbart, MD, a retired family physician, former chief medical officer of Express Scripts and a national...