View on Zencastr We spent most of the hour Tuesday with Health Insurance Industry Whistleblower Wendell Potter. That was after I recounted my troubles trying to get new insurance here in AZ to get me through the last two months of this year. I haven't yet told you of the horrors I experienced yesterday while looking for a plan for my final year before Medicare eligibility, and you should be happy about that. But today I toss all of that aside with the very sad news that Ady Barkan, advocate for Medicare for All, lost his battle with ALS [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's another Thursday so Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC is here to talk politics. The Biden administration has, so far, been the most progressive in recent history. I'll see if I can get Howie to admit that fact! House Democrats yesterday introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2021 and it appears that my congressman is jumping in with the progressives! I shared some video of Ted Deutch's shout out to my friend, the late Mitchell [...]
Download here or click below to play A friend recently asked on Twitter to sum up our current reality with a classic album cover. I chose Supertramp's Crisis, What Crisis? Not only is it a great album, the cover is the perfect analogy for 2020 here in Amerikkka. After a look at the latest news and outrages, we'll reconnect with Thomas Neuburger (the writer formerly known as Gaius Publius) to talk about his latest piece up at Down with Tyranny: "Trump's Eviction Moratorium Opens the Door for Medicare for All by Executive Order" and more! Today's funny was a [...]
Download here or click below to play Many of the delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention voted against the party's official platform this week because it didn't not commit to developing and instituting a single-payer Medicare for All health care system. But M4A is supported by 69% of all Americans and 88% of Democrats! We knew this would be a battle with Joe Biden as the nominee, so we're getting a head start on the fight. I read an article by John Nichols in The Nation on today's show about this very issue. Today we welcome Wendell Potter [...]
Download here or click below to play We're all trying to figure out how to navigate life in the coronavirus lane. Dr. Steven Thrasher returns to the show to discuss his latest article for Slate, "I Study Prisons and AIDS History. Here’s Why Self-Isolation Really Scares Me," in which he deals with the dilemma of “social distancing v. social isolation". And then we visit with our old friend Wendell Potter, as the 10th anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act just passed, and we're in dire need of Medicare for All, now more than ever! These days, Wendell [...]
Download here or click below to play Today, Nicole Sandler wrapts up an unprecedented week in history, as the world is hunkering down to fight the coronavirus. Donald Trump declared a national emergency, while Nancy Pelosi tried valiantly to get a relief bill through the House with the president unwilling to talk with her. We are so completely fucked....
Just click to play: or download here I was planning on covering the impeachment trial today, as I've been doing since it began. Instead, my health insurance company made me sick. Physically and emotionally sick. After spending most of the day calling various doctors and offices at the insurance company, I again found myself in healthcare hell... aka America. To make a long story short, it was a day of anger and tears and then it was after 1pm with my show starting at 3. I knew there was no way I'd get my shit together and be able to [...]
With much of the country taking the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday, I figured I might as well do a show. After all, I'd only be taking a day for myself to relax, clean a bit, watch a movie.. anything but shop. Instead, I thought I'd do something constructive and produce new show for others who are also not shopping today! As usual, we'll start with a bit of humor and cover the latest news.And perhaps we'll end with an interview. I'll give you the choice... an informative interview about Medicare for All, or a musical interview [...]
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' [...]
10-16-19 Nicole Sandler Show – About that Debate, the Nutjob in the WH, and the Truth about Medicare for All
I watched last night's Democratic debate so you didn't have to. On today's show, we recap the highlights and lowlights and the rest of the news of the day. We've added some bonus content to today's podcast... my interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, who co-authored an article for The Nation entitled, "The ‘Public Option’ on Health Care Is a Poison Pill" *** Whoops. I forgot to post this. Today's comedy bit was from Now This Media... Enjoy!