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  • 01:01

    A Breast Cancer Survivor's Story: The Journey Through The Healthcare System

    in Health

    Healthcare Whisperer welcomes Catherine Grace to the show.  She is a writer, editor, and breast cancer survivor.  She is here to discuss her journey throught the maze of cancer from diagnosis to treatment to remission.  Her story will give us insight to the impact on one's life, emotions and relationships.  It is a story of strength, courage, love and compassion.  Catherine's experience will make you laugh and cry but most of all it will fill you with awe at her determination to win the battle.

  • 00:16

    Audio Blog#18 Stories From The Healthcare Front

    in Health

    I am continuing my audio blog, moving away from my experiences with my journey with my mother to patient and healthcare stories.  It is my hope that these stories will be informative and instructive.  When you hear them, you may think, is she making this up.  No, they are real.

  • 01:02

    Real World Politics - ObamaCare: Controversial Healthcare

    in Politics

    The Affordable Care Act 2010 (ObamaCare) put consumers in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health.

    Some of the key components of this Healthcare Act:

    Ends Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions for Children under age 19 due to a pre-existing condition.
    Keeps Young Adults under age 26, covered
    Ends Lifetime Limits on Coverage
    Helps You Get the Most from Your Premium Dollars: Your premium dollars must be spent primarily on health care – not administrative costs.
    Covers Preventive Care at No Cost to You
    Protects Your Choice of Doctors: Choose the primary care doctor you want from your plan’s network.
    Removes Insurance Company Barriers to Emergency Services: You can seek emergency care at a hospital outside of your health plan’s network.

    Sounds pretty good, right?  So, why were Republican members of Congress fighting so hard to repeal this law?

    On this episode of Real World Politics, you’ll learn more about the most controversial law of President Obama’s presidential career. 

    Join us on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 5:00pm PST/ 7:00pm CST/ 8:00pm EST, to discuss what a lot of Americans feel about “ObamaCare”.

    Listen and comment Live On-Air by calling (646)200-3148.  Or listen and join the chatroom online from your computer at: http://www.hottopicstalkradio.com/real-world-politics.html. 

    *The Hot Topics Talk Radio Network is sponsored by Shades of Afrika (Corona, CA & Long Beach, CA).  To learn more about our sponsors and the entire HTTR Network, visit our website at hottopicstalkradio.com.

  • 00:45

    Take Back your Healthcare - with Rocky Bilhartz MD

    in Health

    Medicine should be about the diagnosing, treating, and preventing of disease. But, in America, we’ve gotten all that mixed up. The patient-physician relationship has been evaporated and has been invaded by third-parties fueling flames that are entirely unhelpful to actual patient care.   Healthcare has become one of the most polarizing topics in the United States. Fewer and fewer people are finding value in America’s medical system, as growing distrust continues to mount.

    Join us as we speak with Rocky Bilhartz, MD author of  Finding Truth in Transparency: Our Broken Healthcare System and How We Can Heal It  - a riveting uncensored look into the healthcare problems our country is facing - this book gives a peek behind the “Iron Curtain” of medicine and you will be shocked by what you find there.  Dr. Bilhartz conveys an unprecedented understanding of why physicians are getting out of medicine, why your medical bills are too high, and why your insurance plan is too confusing. 

    A practicing physician in the field interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Bilhartz is a graduate of Rice University and received a joint Medical Doctor (M.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with specialization in Health Organizational Management from Texas Tech University Health Science Center.

    As a doctor, author, and speaker, his mission is to help you take back your healthcare.

  • 00:55

    The Failure Of Obamacare

    in News

    On this episode Jim discusses the plight of thousands of Americans that can not afford medical services due to Obamacare, the media targets Donald Trump again disputing his claim that he saw people in New Jersey celebrating after the September 11th attacks, was George W. Bush right with his doctrine of preemptive strikes? The IRS to begin revoking the passports of individuals with unpaid tax debts, and this year's biggest Black Friday deal.

  • 00:31

    Meet Scott Reid Alignment Healthcare

    in Health

    On our first broadcast of the new year at 12 Noon Pacific/3PM Eastern on January 6th 2016, we chat with Scott Reid, co-founder and CEO of Alignment Healthcare, whose mission is to:

    "Relentlessly focus on improving health care value for patients and partners."

    For recent news and announcements click here, and follow on Twitter via @AlignmentHealth.

    Join Pophealth Week co-founders Fred Goldstein and Gregg Masters for a deep dive into the many moving parts of a successful population health management strategy.


  • 00:16

    The Future of Today’s Healthcare Delivery System

    in Technology

    Dr. Jay Sanders is President and CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also the founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association where he serves as President Emeritus.

    In this podcast interview, Dr. Sanders shares his thoughts about the deficiencies in today’s healthcare delivery systems and the solutions that can overcome them in the future. Dr. Sanders believes that the evolution of technology, including telemedicine and the use of artificial intelligence to aid doctors will be the easy part of the transition. The real challenge, according to Dr. Sanders will be doing more to enable a behavioral change that places the patient front and center in their own care and treatment.

  • 00:15

    Healthcare: Winners Exiting The Super Bowl of Healthcare Conferences

    in Finance

    Highlighting the major investing take-away's from this years J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

  • 00:31

    Nightmare or Healthcare: Understanding your Plan

    in Motivation

    Join us for an eye-opeing conversation about Healthcare Plans.  How would you rate your knowledge about your current healthcare plan?  Do you really know the difference between a PPO and an HMO?  Our guest this evening will enlighten us an broaden our understanding about current trends in healthcare plans.  She will also share her knowledge, and insights by answering your questions regarding navigation of claims, disputes, referrals or complaints to achieve a successful  "resolution" to your problem.  

    Remember to grab your cup, call your friends, turn up the volume and get ready to enjoy the CONVO... call in at (347)855-8966.  DON'T FORGET TO "LIKE" US ON fb

  • 00:16

    Desiree interviews Dr. Cherilyn Lee, Founder of Nu Wellness Healthcare, Inc.

    in Business

    Meet Dr. Cherilyn Lee, PhD

    Dr, Cherilyn Lee, a Holistic Integrated Health Practitioner, believes in the  power of natural healing modalities. “I have suffered and survived eczema, where I was scheduled to have both legs amputated at age 7 years old. Thanks to a wonderful physician my legs were saved through his daily care and treatment plan. My number one prayer is to give back to others what has been given to me. And that’s quality healthcare.”

    Meet Dr. Lee at our Second Sunday Celebration Jan. 10th www.AnEmpoweredWoman.com

    Contact Dr. Lee at

  • 00:28

    Healthcare Changes for 2016 And A Solution

    in Health

    We are talking about the new economic realities of healthcare in 2016 – and two recent pieces in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

    To discuss all this is my guest.  Dale Bellis is the executive director and co-founder of Liberty Health Share.  Dale, welcome back.

    For the record, I am a member of Liberty Health Share and my company works with them on videos and other marketing activities.  Dale, for folks who don’t know, Liberty Health Share is medical cost sharing which is what?

    How does Liberty Health Share and medical cost sharing keep costs so low?

    Let’s get into these two recent stories in the media.  The first one is from The New York Times.  It explains a recent survey by the Kaiser Foundation that showed -- even people who are insured are facing crushing debt.  20% of the people under 65 -- with health insurance -- had trouble paying their medical bills.  They have high deductibles to meet first before insurance kicks in – sometimes upwards of 10-thousand dollars.  Then they have co-pays or caps on how much insurance can pay.

    We’ve talked about this happening for more than a year now.  Why is this happening?

    What’s also fascinating in that study is only 53% -- with no insurance – were having problems.  I say only because you would think 80 or 90% would think that way.  Why is that and what does that tell you?

    This cost trend is one reason Liberty Health Share has seen a 6-fold growth in 2015.  Let’s get into the second recent article – this one from the Wall Street Journal.

    Folks, if you are interested call 888-616-9443.