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    • 4.2 • 13 Ratings

Podcast by Nurse Talk

    New from Code WACK,The devastating 'domino effect' of state budget cuts.

    New from Code WACK,The devastating 'domino effect' of state budget cuts.

    This time on Code WACK!

    At least seven states are grappling with budget shortfalls in 2024. What goes on behind the scenes when a state needs to cut costs? Who stands to lose the most as programs are trimmed or eliminated? Today we're looking at California’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit – and what's being done to protect the state’s most vulnerable residents.

    To find out, we spoke to Jodi Reid, executive director of California Alliance for Retired Americans, California’s largest grassroots senior advocacy organization. She has more than four decades of organizing experience on issues ranging from health care to housing. Jodi represents her organization on the board of Healthy California Now, a single-payer advocacy coalition.

    • 12 min
    New from Code WACK,'Insidious, unethical,' yet legal: The Denial-of-Care model

    New from Code WACK,'Insidious, unethical,' yet legal: The Denial-of-Care model

    This time on Code WACK!

    How do Managed Care health insurance plans hurt patients? Why is it legal for commercial health insurers to use Denial-of-Care as a business model? And what is one organization doing to call attention to such issues?

    To find out, we spoke to Kimberly J. Soenen, founder of “SOME PEOPLE,” a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization and multiverse channel dedicated to removing barriers to healthcare access. Soenen is also the COO of AMPERS Radio Association in Minnesota, but the views she expressed in this podcast are solely her own. This is the second episode in a two-part series with Kimberly Soenen.

    • 18 min
    New from Code WACK,Health insurance: Is denying care the business model?

    New from Code WACK,Health insurance: Is denying care the business model?

    This time on Code WACK!
    What’s the impact of health insurance denial-of-care tactics? Who “wins” when new employees have to wait three months before their health insurance kicks in? What devastating physical, financial and emotional consequences did one young woman face after she was seriously injured during such a waiting period?

    To find out, we spoke to Kimberly Soenen, the Minnesota-based founder of “Some People,” a not-for-profit organization and multiverse channel that examines the people, processes and systems that constitute the maintenance of and barriers to health. This is the first episode in a two-part series with Kimberly.

    Soenen is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AMPERS Radio Association. All views expressed during this podcast are her own.

    • 19 min
    New from Code WACK,Our healthcare system's hurting us. Why are lawmakers complicit?

    New from Code WACK,Our healthcare system's hurting us. Why are lawmakers complicit?

    This time on Code WACK!
    Why do lawmakers continue to ignore the toll our broken healthcare system takes on us? And what can we do, ourselves, to bring about change? What inspired single-payer advocate and mother Rebecca Wood to put much of her activism on hold to “sharpen her swords”?

    To find out, we interviewed Rebecca, a first-year law student and public interest fellow at the University of Massachusetts. She’s a 2024 Rappaport Fellow in Law and Public Policy and the president of the University of Massachusetts Law National Lawyers Guild chapter. This is the second episode in a two-part series with Rebecca.

    • 16 min
    New from Code WACK, A mother's harrowing journey to save her daughter.

    New from Code WACK, A mother's harrowing journey to save her daughter.

    This time on Code WACK!

    In honor of Mother's Day, we're talking about how our dysfunctional health insurance system affects moms. How far did one mother go to ensure that her daughter – born extremely premature – got the critical care she needed?

    How did our broken healthcare system push our guest, Rebecca Wood, to delay her own care for the sake of her daughter Charlie, with devastating consequences? How has Rebecca’s life been transformed since she testified before Congress in 2019 about the impossible choices she faced? This is the first of two podcast episodes featuring Rebecca Wood.

    • 15 min
    New from Code WACK, Can single-payer advocates overcome the 'narcissism of small differences'.

    New from Code WACK, Can single-payer advocates overcome the 'narcissism of small differences'.

    This time on Code WACK!

    With all its apparent advantages, why hasn’t California passed single payer yet? Is organized labor fully in the Medicare-for-All game? Do managed care providers - like Kaiser Permanente - have outsized influence on healthcare reform in the state?

    To find out, we spoke to Peter Shapiro, a retired letter carrier and author of Song of the Stubborn One Thousand: the Watsonville Canning Strike (Haymarket Books 2016). He represented his union at the founding conference of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer in 2009 and has been involved with the issue ever since. He currently represents the Alameda Labor Council on the board of Healthy California Now, a single-payer advocacy coalition. This is the second episode in a two-part series with Peter Shapiro.

    • 18 min

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