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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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May 30, 2022

Why do some elderly patients on Medicare struggle to get the health care they need? What are some of the dangers of Medicare Advantage?Join Casey Hobbs, RN, director of nursing at a Northern California retirement community and co-creator/co-host of the popular podcast NurseTalk, and host Brenda Gazzar, to learn...

May 23, 2022

Is nursing a science or an art? Or is it the art of knowing when to open your mouth?  Should "your money or your health" be America's healthcare slogan?

Join Casey Hobbs, RN, director of nursing at a retirement community in Northern California and co-creator/co-host of the popular podcast NurseTalk, and host Brenda...

May 16, 2022

Health care in America remains marked by disparities and spiraling costs twelve years after passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Given the divisive political climate in Washington DC, states are struggling to work out their own solutions.  Governor Gavin Newsom’s Healthy California for All Commission studied the...

May 9, 2022

With all the hand-wringing about the cost of single payer, it’s time to ask if California can keep paying the price for the fragmented healthcare system we have today. Listen and check out the surprising answer in this first podcast of two featuring Ian Lewis, political & research director at the National Union of...

May 2, 2022

Is California finally getting serious about fixing health care? On April 25, 2022, a major report was issued on California's fragmented and uber-expensive healthcare system. Who's behind the report? What were its conclusions and recommendations? And how much money can Californians actually save?  Get these answers and...