Ralph Nader Radio Hour, December 31, 2022
Health systems expert and UCSF professor Dr. James Kahn spoke with the Ralph Nader Radio Hour about a detailed health savings calculator that he helped develop with Healthy California Now. It should be no surprise, he said, that “the typical household would do really well with single payer, financially.”
Later in the program, Dr. Fred Hyde and Health Care for All Minnesota advisor Kip Sullivan answered audience questions about the expensive and unpredictable Medicare Advantage program. Mr. Sullivan warned would-be Medicare Advantage enrollees about narrow networks, prior authorization delays, and outright denials of care.
“In the end,” he said, “you don’t know the value of what you bought [with a Medicare Advantage plan] until you need it.”
To access the Healthy California Now savings calculator, visit https://healthyca.org/calculator.
For more information on the Medicare (Dis)advantage program, visit https://protectmedicare.net/medicare-disavantage.