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    New from Code WACK, 'Treasure & Lives' at Stake as States Fight for Guaranteed Health Care

    New from Code WACK, 'Treasure & Lives' at Stake as States Fight for Guaranteed Health Care

    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 Healthy California Now, a statewide coalition dedicated to winning single payer, Medicare for All in the Golden State. He was also the healthcare constituency director for Bernie Sanders 2020. This is the second of two pods about the election results with Mr. Lighty.

    • 15 min
    New from Code WACK, 'Sea change' or 'status quo?' The midterms & U.S. health policy

    New from Code WACK, 'Sea change' or 'status quo?' The midterms & U.S. health policy

    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 out, we asked Michael Lighty, president of Healthy California Now, a statewide coalition dedicated to winning single payer, Medicare for All in the Golden State. He was also the healthcare constituency director for Bernie Sanders 2020. This is the first of two pods about the election results with Mr. Lighty.

    • 16 min
    New from Code WACK, Medicare Disadvantage and the Medigap Trap

    New from Code WACK, Medicare Disadvantage and the Medigap Trap

    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 and their families.

    What pitfalls does Medicare Advantage pose? Is the Medicare Star Rating System a reliable guide to the best Advantage plans? And what's the Medigap Trap?

    • 17 min
    New from Code WACK, Secret Rules, Denials & Fraud: The Dark Side of Medicare Advantage

    New from Code WACK, Secret Rules, Denials & Fraud: The Dark Side of Medicare Advantage

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    What are the major differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage? How do the two programs compare when it comes to accessing 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 board member of Physicians for a National Health Program.

    From narrow provider networks to pre-authorizations and claims denials, Dr. Weisbart shares the nitty-gritty on Medicare Advantage. What is the Medicare Advantage business model? Why are so many Medicare Advantage insurers being accused of fraud?

    • 16 min
    New from Code WACK, Charged & overcharged: Americans seek health care abroad.

    New from Code WACK, Charged & overcharged: Americans seek health care abroad.

    Need surgery but your $7,000 deductible is in the way? How about major dental care that your insurance doesn't even begin to adequately cover? The skyrocketing cost of treatment and rising insurance premiums are driving some Americans to seek affordable health care abroad. While the COVID pandemic slowed international travel, in 2019 nearly 2 million Americans sought health care abroad, a number that is projected to grow.

    Many medical tourists get high quality, affordable health care abroad. However, some have problems. It's essential to thoroughly research the risks and benefits before pursuing medical care in another country.

    That being said, how much could you save? And what's the experience like? To find out, we spoke to Michael Djavahery, a Los Angeles-based life coach, trainer, speaker, author, and master hypnotist. In this episode Michael shares his experiences, including how much money he saved, traveling to the Philippines and Malaysia, to be treated by highly-qualified, internationally accredited doctors and dentists. If the U.S. had Improved Medicare for All, would that have influenced Michael's decisions?

    • 17 min
    New from Code WACK, How much could you save with single payer? Now, you can do the math!

    New from Code WACK, How much could you save with single payer? Now, you can do the math!

    How would most families and individuals fare financially with a single-payer Medicare for All system? What about you? Would you pay more - or less - for health care than you’re paying now? If saving money (and lives) weren't enough, what else could we gain if we had Medicare for All? Could Medicare for All help unite our divided nation?

    To find out, we spoke to James G. Kahn, a professor emeritus of health policy, epidemiology, and global health at the University of California, San Francisco, and an expert in health policy and economics. He’s an advisor for Code WACK! as well as editor and primary blogger for Health Justice Monitor.

    • 10 min

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