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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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Sep 26, 2022

State by state, advocates of guaranteed health care for immigrants are slowly making gains - what's their formula for success?  Which California immigrants will get access to full Medicaid coverage in 2024, for the first time? How did this happen in an America that sometimes holds complicated feelings about people who...

Sep 19, 2022

How do we know that nearly 340,000 Americans died during the pandemic because they did not have health insurance?  How does this compare to American deaths related to uninsurance during a non-COVID year? How could the U.S. have saved $5 billion or more in healthcare costs during the pandemic? 

To find out, we spoke...

Sep 12, 2022

Why are nearly half of all U.S. residents burdened with medical debt? Does it simply result from people making poor personal choices, or is it a symptom of a deeper, systemic problem with our healthcare system? What are the scary implications of this and what can we do about it? To find out, we spoke to James G....

Sep 5, 2022

This Labor Day Code WACK! is taking a fresh look at the different perspectives held by organized labor in the fight for Medicare for All.

Host Brenda Gazzar and Cindy Young, labor advocate and expert in health benefits negotiations, discuss how union members are harmed by America’s fragmented healthcare system.