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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.   

 

 

Health Financing Drives Equitable Health Care

HCACF co-president, Tom Gottlieb, currently is presenting several discussions regarding the financing of healthcare. These OLLI classes are offered at the University of Denver and focus on how financing influences universal health care, and the difference between healthcare and the healthcare system.

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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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Medicare Advantage: Trojan Horse for Privatization of Medicare

Listen to Medicare Advantage: Trojan Horse for Privatization of Medicarea Truthseekers Podcast.  Michele Swenson interviews HCACF board member Robert Messman.  They explore the differences between Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans.   Produced by Michele Swenson, Denver Open Media member and an HCACF board member. 

Medicare for All: Fears and Facts

This article reports on why healthcare reform is not only necessary, but possible. 

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Medicare for All and Private Insurance: It is Like Mixing Oil and Water

James G. Kahn compares private insurance (current system) to Medicare-for-All (single payer) and explains how a single payer system could easily exist without single insurance in charge. He also analyzes scenarios in which private insurance companies might function within a single payer system and in what capacity.  

Read  Medicare for All and Private Insurance: It is Like Mixing Oil and Water  James G Kahn,  www.tarbell.org  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

Medicare for All: A Voter's Cheat Sheet

Dr. James G. Kahn and Dr. Elliot Marseille created a 7 point cheat sheet on the facts of Medicare-for-All in an effort to clarify points made in the June Democratic debate. thehill.com 7/17/19

Read Medicare for All: A Voter's Cheat Sheet.  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually, Records Show

NPR reports that over the past 3 years, Medicare has been overcharged an excess of $30 billion by different health insurers, and recuperating the money is a slow and difficult process. Medicare Advantage plans are the cause of this crisis. 

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