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TMI 07/07/2023 – How Medicare “Advantage” Plans Harm Their Members and the Future of Medicare, Picher, Oklahoma is a Case Study for Why We Need Progressive Policies and more

A relatively recent addition to Medicare, “Medicare Advantage” plans allow private health corporations to get involved with the decision-making process between a patient and their doctor. Given that these profit-driven companies make more short-term money by denying care than by providing it, this turns the promise of the federal Medicare fund on its head. We examine several examples.

Then, we look at the history of what is now known as Picher, Oklahoma, and how every step of the way conservative, racist and corporate-friendly policies created possibly the worst ecological and human disaster in the USA. All this and more on TMI for Friday, July 07, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!