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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

 

Nov 19, 2019

Learn how America’s corporate healthcare system delays and/or denies care to save money and increase profits. Wendell Potter, co-founder of Business for Medicare for All and former Communications Director for CIGNA, explains the often arbitrary nature of insurance coverage denials. Host Brenda Gazzar explores how such denials impact patients and their doctors. Guests include Dr. Barbara Goff, board-certified gynecologic oncologist, and Dr. Anthony Cardillo, an Emergency Room doctor and CEO of Mend Health, who detail the serious consequences for their patients. Rachel Madley, a PhD candidate at Columbia University Medical Center, describes her personal difficulties trying to get coverage approved for medication she needs to survive. How would things be different if America had Medicare for All?