10-15-21 Nicole Sandler Show – It’s Open Enrollment Time Again with Wendell Potter

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   You knew it was coming if you ever watch television these days. Those insipid and excessive ads for Medicare Advantage Plans are blanketing the airwaves. Of course, I can't help but think that money would be better spent in delivering healthcare to people in need than on nonstop, often misleading advertising. In 16 days, on Nov. 1, open enrollment begins again for the exchanges in the ACA or Obamacare. What's off the table now is Medicare for All, though Bernie Sanders and [...]

9-16-21 Nicole Sandler Show – A Busy Thursday with Howie Klein and Alex Lawson Too

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   It's Thursday, the day we usually visit with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. He'll be here today. We'll talk about the three so-called Democrats who tanked the provision that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. It makes no sense, so we'll get Howie's take on it (and find out from him who these three so-called Democrats are). Before I get Howie on the line, I'll check in with Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security [...]

11-1-19 Nicole Sandler Show- ACA, Medicare for All and More with Wendell Potter

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' [...]

8-14-19 Nicole Sandler Show -Means Testing and More with Richard (RJ) Eskow

    As usual, Nicole Sandler begins her show with a roundup of the news of the day. Her guest for today's interview is Richard "RJ" Eskow, writer, rabble-rouser and host of The Zero Hour radio program. He wrote an important piece about the fight over means testing for the American Prospect -"What the Fight Over Means Testing Is Really About"- that we'll explore today.

2-14-18 Nicole Sandler Show -Medicare for All with Michael Lighty

After an update on the day's news, we turn our attention to healthcare. The Florida Healthcare Summit is coming to South Florida this weekend, and today she speaks with one of the keynote speakers, Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, about the movement toward Medicare for All.

6-23-17 Nicole Sandler Show – Friday with Joel Silberman

Today, I'm thrilled to welcome my friend, media trainer and strategist, Joel Silberman to talk about politics, the future of healthcare, cancer and more. The website I gave out to use to call some of the more "moderate" Republicans most likely to vote against the GOP Wealthcare bill is TrumpcareToolkit.org. Please use it every day!

1-17-17 Nicole Sandler Show – Three More Days…

I must admit that I was all over the place today... somewhat wired and obviously getting a little nervous as Donald Trump will be inaugurated as our 45th president in three days. Someone please wake me, this must be a nightmare. GottaLaff joined in, as she does on Tuesdays, and she was almost as discombobulated as I was... But there was some good news that came down just after the show ended: President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence! And one of his victims is suing Donald Trump, so there's that...

8-24-16 Nicole Sandler Show – One More for the Road

  Today is my final show before taking some time off for surgery and recuperation. I honestly can't remember the last time I took an extended period of time off. I moved my show online the night Air America went off the air and, aside from a sick day or a travel day here and there, I've been on the air. This time I'm putting my health first. So after I chat with Wendell Potter today, I'm taking some time off. I have pre-op appointments tomorrow and Friday, and surgery is Tuesday, so I'm really not slacking off. And since [...]

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 [...]

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