Podcast 101: Understanding the Executive Order Freeze Concerning Insulin | Mike Hoskins & OK State Senator, Carri Hicks

This impromptu episode was a no brainer when President Biden took office and put a freeze on past executive orders. The diabetes community flipped out so I contacted two friends who can help me and the DOC better understand what this really means. In this episode we discuss the EO freeze on insulin and grassroots advocacy efforts. 

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My Hard-Knock Healthcare Wisdom (Tips on How to Navigate the Exchange)

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It was about this time last year when I wrote, Battle To The Death.. My Death That Is, about the countless hours/days/weeks I spent dealing with insurance companies. I want to start by saying that I’m incredibly grateful to finally have medical insurance as someone who has been self-employed most of my adult life, but this recent round(s) of phone calls has me questioning a few things. Continue reading

Tuesday Topic: Health Tips My Ass

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Not long ago, I changed my medical insurance plan because ONE of my doctors did not accept my existing package.  4 hours later and an increase of $70 a month – my policy changed.  While spending hours on the site, I opted to receive weekly health tips for diabetics.  I’ve enjoyed the tips because it gives me the laugh until you cry moment each week.

Tips from Blue Cross & Blue Shield:

  • BCBS: Limit the holiday treats you enjoy. Don’t eat too many sugary sweets.
    • ME: For love of all things holy – you shouldn’t be eating sweets.  Moderation – there is nothing wrong with a sliver of pie or half of a cookie.

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