View on Zencastr It’s the end of September, so pretty soon we’ll all be inundated with ads for Medicare Advantage, as Medicare open enrollment begins on Oct 15, thru Dec 7…. Then open enrollment for the ACA begins on Nov 1… To make sure you’re informed about what’s available and to tell you the truth about so-called Medicare Advantage (neither Medicare nor an advantage), we’ll go back to Oct 15 of 2021 and an information packed conversation with health insurance industry whistleblower Wendell Potter….
https://media.zencastr.com/audio-files/5e0cc41aa9798f001400ff98/2a7471d0-59a6-428c-8958-0e991cc2c009.mp3 Click the player above to play, right click the download button below to download the episode, scroll down for the video version The "Government-sanctioned extortion" line is mine... it's what I call the for-profit health insurance industry. Think about it. You have to pay them in order to get the prices they've negotiated for medical care of every stripe. If you don't have insurance, you're charged the "list price," but if you pay your monthly extortion to cabal, then the cost for services is what those two entities negotiated. The bottom line is you'll pay, one way or the [...]
Download here or click below to play It's open enrollment time for Medicare again, and no doubt you're already sick of those damned TV ads for Medicare's so-called Advantage plans. Make no mistake, there's no advantage to these plans, unless you stay completely healthy. Once you get sick, the DISadvantage becomes more than apparent. Unfortunately, as we get older, we have more health challenges. But instead of making things easier on seniors, a new provision has gone into effect that allows these companies to put you into these (dis)advantage plans without even telling you they're doing it! Since open [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Tomorrow is the end of open enrollment for Medicare. The means that before midnight Tuesday night, Dec 7, you can change what type of Medicare plan you're enrolled in. I already knew and was warning my listeners about the realities surrounding Medicare Advantage, and we'll get into that again today. But then I read this article about the government's newest scam to privatize Medicare and turn it over to big moneyed interests. This new "experiment" was launched in the final months [...]
Today is Nov 1, opening day of open enrollment for insurance under the ACA or Obamacare. (Yes, despite Trump's best efforts, Obamacare is still alive and well, and opens today for business.) And Elizabeth Warren released her plan to pay for Medicare for All. Lucky for us, my guest today is Wendell Potter, the whistleblower who exposed the for-profit health insurance industry for the scammers and crooks they are. Today, in addition to discussing our health insurance options today including the choice between Medicare as it stands today and Medicare Advantage, Wendell also weighs in on Warren's and Bernie Sanders' [...]