insurance/financing


Truthseekers Podcasts

"Moment of Truth"  Truthseekers Podcast  - Michele Swenson is producing a series of podcasts that challenge the false corporate narrative and address the flawed concepts and corporate power structure underlying the failed U.S. health insurance; unfortunately, often resulting in the sacrifice of human and environmental health to the corporate bottom line.

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False Promise of Employer Health Coverage

Listen to False Promise of Employer Health Coverage, a Truthseekers Podcast  This podcast examines the false narrative surrounding employer-provided health coverage, a large source of income for the commercial health insurance industry, even as this form of private health insurance is propped up by the political class who are recipients of large contributions from health insurance industry. Produced by Michele Swenson, member of Denver Open Media and an HCACF board member.   

 

 

Medicare DISadvantage: The Private Company Taking Your Medicare Dollars

Thom Hartmann discusses how private, for profit insurance companies claim they are providing you with Medicare coverage, but in reality are simply taking your money for their own financial gain.  

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Dismantling Lies of the Health Insurance Industry

Listen to Dismantling Lies of the Health Insurance Industry a Truthseekers Podcast, produced by Michele Swenson, Denver Open Media member and an HCACF board member. 

 

To Save Money, American Patients And Surgeons Meet In Cancun

In order to save money, American patients and their surgeons are going out of the country to get treatment. Medical Tourism is on the rise. thanks to NASH, North American Specialty Hospital. 

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Insurers Running Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions As Feds Struggle To Stop It

The sheer number of billing abuses by Medicare Advantage plans is overwhelming and tax payers are paying the price, literally.  Sick patients are being charged higher rates than healthy ones, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Tell 2020 Dems: Reject Campaign Contributions from Big Pharma and Big Insurance

Social Security Works is collecting signatures, asking Democratic presidential candidates to reject taking money from Big Pharma and Big Insurance companies. HCACF supports their efforts.

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How to Spot the Health Insurance Industry’s Favorite Democrats

Sen. Michael Bennet is one of the Democratic Party’s chief mouthpieces for private insurance, promoting “Medicare X,” a plan that maintains private health insurance as its centerpiece. As a major recipient of money from insurance, PhARMA, hospitals and other segments of the medical industrial complex, Bennet adopts many of industry’s talking points, as former insurance executive and whistle blower Wendell Potter describes in this February 11, 2019 article that will continue to resonate into the coming year and months of presidential campaigning.

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Patients and Physicians with Conflicting Goals

Values of many Americans include security, justice, and freedom.  A recent HealthCare for All Colorado Foundation (HCACF) presentation by Tom Gottlieb suggests that health care reform, such as a public national health insurance, must assure that these values are honored.  The success of Medicare in America as a social insurance has fulfilled these values.

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It is Time to Discontinue Employer Provided Private Health Insurance Premiums, a Non-Taxable Remuneration (Fringe Benefit)

Employers have provided private health insurance as remuneration (fringe benefit) for workers since WWII.  Beyond 1980, this benefit has become more destructive than beneficial.  (See the New York times article written by Matt Bruenig on April 29, 2019).

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