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!
Trump's trek to El Paso and Dayton as "consoler-in-chief" was a disaster, as is his entire presidency. Nicole Sandler begins the show with a bit of comedy and a look at the latest news of the day. Then, as it's Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC returns to talk about two progressive priorities for 2020 and beyond: Medicare for All and a new assault weapons ban...
Once again, Nicole Sandler watched the debate so you don't have to! We'll recap night 2 of debate 2. Then Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC weighs in too.
Many Americans first met Wendell Potter in 2009 when he left the health insurance industry to become a whistleblower and told us the truth. He exposed the industry for the profit-grabbing thieves they are. Today, Potter is president of The Business Initiative for Health Policy, an organization focused on enacting Medicare for All. He's also the founder of Tarbell.org, an nonprofit, independent, reader supported news site covering money in politics and policy. And he's the author of a few books including Deadly Spin, which tells the story of his transition from insurance industry PR flak to whistleblower. It was [...]
We're back today, and Congress is back from its Easter break too, so it's time to get down to business. The first-ever House hearing on Medicare for All happened today in the House Rules committee. M4A Activist Ady Barkan, who's dying from ALS, was among those who testified. Scroll down to see his entire testimony. It's truly worth your time. The it's time for GottaLaff to return to the show to shoot the shit about the rest of the news. For some reason, WordPress won't let me embed the video of Ady Barkan testifying. Just click here to watch it.