4-29-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Government Sanctioned Extortion and the Awesome Danica Roem

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   I took the day off yesterday, not to rest up or have fun, but to fight with my health insurance extortionists. For as long as I can remember, I've called our for-profit system of heath noncare "government-sanctioned extortion," because that's the best description of this predatory system. Yesterday, I found out that due to a few elements aligning in just the right way, I'm no longer eligible for the help from the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the more obscenely expensive prescription drug [...]

11-13-19 Nicole Sandler Show – Impeachment Hearings R Us

  It's November 13, 2019, a day that will go down in history as the public impeachment hearings for Donald Trump have begun. Ambassador Bill Taylor and Deputy assistant Secretary of State George Kent were the first witnesses. The hearing began at 10am ET, but were still going on at our 3pm showtime, so I carried the last 30 minutes or so of the hearing live. And off we go....

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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