1-22-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Government Sanctioned Extortion

Nicole Sandler almost didn't do a show today because of her four-hour long nightmare in dealing with her health insurance company yesterday. Today, she's on a rampage. David Swanson joins in, and Nicole opens the phones for listeners' stories too.

Health Care in the US – Government Sanctioned Extortion

  I've been calling the for-profit health insurance industry "government sanctioned extortion" for a few years now.  It wasn't until I read Time magazine's cover story this week, "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us" that I realized that the whole medical industrial complex is complicit in the crime!  And some of the worst offenders are the so-called "non-profit" hospitals that are raking in billions of dollars in profits and their obscenely paid executives. In the article, we learn about the "chargemaster" or the master pricelist from which each hospital compiles the exorbitant bills. No hospital’s chargemaster prices are [...]

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