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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!

 

Powered by HEAL California

 

Jul 25, 2022

Why are Black families disproportionately impacted by medical debt in America? How do inequities in housing access and safety, environmental pollution, and health care combine and intensify the vulnerability of disenfranchised communities?  And why have families in Southern states been particularly hard hit? 

To find out, we spoke to Berneta L. Haynes, a staff attorney for the National Consumer Law Center, who focuses on medical debt and consumer energy policy. She previously served as a director at Georgia Watch, a state-based consumer advocacy organization, where she worked to make energy programs and quality health care more equitable and accessible for all.  

For more, check out the Show Notes & Episode Transcript!