11-15-17 Nicole Sandler Show – The ACA is Still Here and it’s Enrollment Time

After an update on the day's news, we speak with Lori Lodes of Get America Covered about the Affordable Care Act and what's still in effect as we're in the midst of open enrollment time.

8-2-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Healthcare Fail and Politics as Unusual

Today, I shared my frustration with our broken healthcare system. The for-profit insurance industry is, itself, a cancer that needs to be eradicated. I've spent the past 24 hours trying to find a top-rated cancer hospital that actually takes the crappy insurance policy I bought at healthcare.gov. Perhaps someone can explain to me the value of health insurance if you can't use it to get treatment. This is why we need Medicare for All. Today on the show, I spoke with Portia Boulger, one of the founders of Women for Bernie, a Bernie Sanders delegate to the DNC and longtime [...]

7-15-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Government Sanctioned Extortionists

I usually love Fridays. They mean the weekend is here. But when you're dealing with medical uncertainty, it's another 48 hours in a dead zone. Nothing will happen until Monday. Today, we learned that the company who takes my money every month and in return is supposed to pay my medical bills DENIED my doctor's order for a PET-CT scan to find out what this mass is on my left lung. DENIED. So, I'm going in first thing Monday morning for a regular old CAT scan that, according to my doctor, will NOT give him the info he needs to [...]

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.

Dog Days

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120705_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window It's those unbearably hot August days that are usually referred to as the "Dog Days" of summer.  But thanks to the incessant heat enveloping the nation right now, I'll extend the canine comparison. The pooch pictured at the pool above is my dear Pooh-Bear, who's having some health issues. It's a good thing I have health insurance for her.  Seriously. Yes, even the cost of veterinary care has skyrocketed in recent years, so much so that I've been dreading these days when, as my dogs age, I know they'll need more and more medical [...]

A New Era or Error

Today begins the 112th Congress...   John Boehner will usher in a new era as Speaker Weeper of the House. It should be fun to hear him say this part of his prepared speech "The American people have humbled us. They have refreshed our memories as to just how temporary the privilege to serve is. They have reminded us that everything here is on loan from them. That includes this gavel, which I accept cheerfully and gratefully, knowing I am but its caretaker." Shall we take bets on whether or not he'll be crying when he says "cheerfully?" I'm afraid [...]

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