Upcoming Broadcasts

Airing nationally this Saturday, December 20, 2014: The Mystery of Medical Pricing
How can treatment for heart failure and shock at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles, California, cost $39,795 and the exact same treatment at Garfield Medical Center (also in Los Angeles) cost $146,428? Why don’t Americans know what they’re buying when they get medical treatment? Tune in Saturday as my guests Woody Waters and Tom Pusic from Cost Plus ELAP Services explain the mystery of medical pricing and how you could save up to 30 percent on the cost of your health insurance.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, December 6, 2014: HCA Midwest Health Partners with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network of Excellence
Join us this Saturday as we speak with Dr. Loren Meyer, Dr. Stephanie Graff and Dr. Anne Kobbermann of HCA Midwest Health and Johnathon Myers (Regional Vice President of Cancer Services for HCA Midwest Health and leader of the Sarah Cannon Network of Excellence) about HCA Midwest Health’s new partnership with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network of Excellence. HCA Midwest Health is excited to bring the Kansas City community access to new drug trials and newly approved medicines through this partnership. You won’t want to miss this broadcast!


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Airing Locally (In Kansas City And Surrounding Areas) This Saturday, November 22, 2014
Join us Saturday as we talk with Heather Rollins from Blue Cross and Blue Shield about all things open enrollment for ObamaCare: how to enroll, how to use the website, what policies and plans might work best for you as well as unexpected pitfalls that were experienced by first time buyers using the HealthCare.gov website.


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Airing Nationally This Saturday, November 15, 2014: The BBDi Call-In Show
Listen as Cary takes questions from callers across the country about individual health insurance, group health insurance, open enrollment on the marketplace and more…


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Airing Nationally This Saturday, November 8, 2014:
Concussions are a big issue across the country—not just in the NFL---but for athletes on all levels including high school sports. Tune in this week for our broadcast with Kylie Bliss, a high school athlete, who suffered a serious concussion, and Dr. Dr. Lori Boyajian-O’Neill, a concussion expert, who will bring this issue to the forefront with solutions for preventing concussions from happening to your child or family member.


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Airing Locally (In Kansas City And Surrounding Areas) This Saturday, November 8, 2014:
This Saturday’s compelling broadcast focuses on Russ Charles whose life was literally saved by the paramedics, nurses and flight crew of LifeFlight Eagle after a massive heart attack. Listen Saturday as Russ and his wife Annette tell their unbelievable story of survival and recovery.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, October 25, 2014
If you’re 65 and a Medicare recipient, this week’s show featuring Bob Zeller and Laureen Caffarelli from Canopy will be of great interest to you as we talk about the annual election period for Medicare and how this company with its licensed, CMS certified specialists can help you make the right choice for your Medicare Advantage plan, Medicare Supplement plan or Part D prescription drug coverage. This is your chance to listen and learn from the experts!


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Airing nationally this Saturday, October 18, 2014
Join us this week as we talk with Lisa Skeens (Vice President, HealthyFit) and Troy Ross (President and CEO, Mid-American Coalition on Health Care), who are experts in wellness and employee productivity, about the culture of productivity, investing in the wellness of your people and implementing what is right for the business and good for your people.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, October 11, 2014: HCA Midwest Health Partners with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network of Excellence
Join us this Saturday as we speak with Dr. Loren Meyer, Dr. Stephanie Graff and Dr. Anne Kobbermann of HCA Midwest Health and Johnathon Myers (Regional Vice President of Cancer Services for HCA Midwest Health and leader of the Sarah Cannon Network of Excellence) about HCA Midwest Health’s new partnership with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network of Excellence. HCA Midwest Health is excited to bring the Kansas City community access to new drug trials and newly approved medicines through this partnership. You won’t want to miss this broadcast!


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Airing nationally this Saturday, October 4, 2014: Janet Trautwein
Join us this week as the CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Janet Trautwein talks about the upcoming open enrollment for ACA (ObamaCare): what changes we can expect with the exchange and how do we expect it to function this year after last year’s disastrous rollout. Janet also gives us a rare insight into the new leadership at Health and Human Services (Sylvia Mathews Burwell) and the change in attitude with regard to enlisting broker/agent support in promoting the exchange as well as the possibility of a new small group exchange that could really make a difference for small employers. Join us for this insightful and informative show.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, September 27, 2014: Celebrate the Bond
This week on America’s Healthcare Advocate we have one of the most unique broadcasts we’ve ever done. Our special guests Dr. Heidi Hulon (Field Veternarian Elanco) and Jennifer Arnold (Founder and Executive Director, Canine Assistants) talk to our audience about a wonderful new program called Celebrate the Bond sponsored by Elanco. Dogs hold a very special place in my life; they have since my days in the military as a patrol dog handler and continue to with my two boxers Greta and Emma. This is a great show, one you are certain to love and enjoy listening to. So come Celebrate the Bond this Saturday on America’s Healthcare Advocate.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, September 20, 2014: The Mystery of Medical Pricing
How can treatment for heart failure and shock at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles, California, cost $39,795 and the exact same treatment at Garfield Medical Center (also in Los Angeles) cost $146,428? Why don’t Americans know what they’re buying when they get medical treatment? Tune in Saturday as my guests Woody Waters and Tom Pusic from Cost Plus ELAP Services explain the mystery of medical pricing and how you could save up to 30 percent on the cost of your health insurance.


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Airing Nationally This Saturday, September 13, 2014:
Ever wonder what a pharmacy benefit manager does? Have you asked yourself this question? How much is my PBM costing me and is the broker being paid by the PBM? Are mail order prescriptions really cheaper? And how much money am I leaving on the table by not knowing the answers to all these questions? Listen Saturday as industry expert Dino Dibella talks about this and more in an insightful and educational broadcast.


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Airing Locally (In Kansas City And Surrounding Areas) This Saturday, September 13, 2014:
This Saturday’s compelling broadcast focuses on Russ Charles whose life was literally saved by the paramedics, nurses and flight crew of LifeFlight Eagle after a massive heart attack. Listen Saturday as Russ and his wife Annette tell their unbelievable story of survival and recovery.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, September 6, 2014: The BBDi Call-In Show
How can treatment for heart failure and shock at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles, California, cost $39,795 and the exact same treatment at Garfield Medical Center (also in Los Angeles) cost $146,428? Why don’t Americans know what they’re buying when they get medical treatment? Tune in Saturday as my guests Woody Waters and Tom Pusic from Cost Plus ELAP Services explain the mystery of medical pricing and how you could save up to 30 percent on the cost of your health insurance.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, August 30, 2014: The Mystery of Medical Pricing
How can treatment for heart failure and shock at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles, California, cost $39,795 and the exact same treatment at Garfield Medical Center (also in Los Angeles) cost $146,428? Why don’t Americans know what they’re buying when they get medical treatment? Tune in Saturday as my guests Woody Waters and Tom Pusic from Cost Plus ELAP Services explain the mystery of medical pricing and how you could save up to 30 percent on the cost of your health insurance.


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Airing Nationally This Saturday (August 23rd):
Listen Saturday as Dr. Tracy Stevens, the Julia Irene Kauffman Endowed Chair for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, discusses heart disease for both men and women and why it is 80 percent preventable through diet, exercise and disease management. We talk about different symptoms for heart attack and stroke for women vs. men. Be sure to listen to this educational and informative broadcast that just might save a loved one’s life.


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Airing Locally (Kansas City, Wichita, Springfield, Joplin): Saturday, August 16, 2014:
Listen to the folks from Coventry talk to Medicare recipients, brokers and agents about the 2015 Coventry Advantra Medicare Advantage plan. They’ll tell you when you can enroll as a recipient and talk about their medical provider networks throughout Kansas, Kansas City and Southeastern Missouri. Coventry Advantra is a 4 ½ star CMS-rated program; the only one offered with this rating throughout Missouri and Kansas. We’ll also be telling brokers and agents how to get certified for the open enrollment beginning October 15th.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, August 16 2014:
How a Broker and Agent Can Help You Navigate the Confusing Process of Signing Up for ObamaCare Saturday, Tom Harte, President of the National Association of Health Underwriters, will explain the role of brokers and agents and the service they provide to their clients who are purchasing health insurance. We all know buying health insurance is not as easy as buying an airline ticket. Tom explains how NAHU, government healthcare exchange-certified agents take the guesswork out of buying health insurance. And the best part is that it costs the consumer nothing. Listen and learn how to utilize NAHU agents to your advantage.


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Airing Locally (in Kansas City) this Saturday, August 9, 2014: Childhood Obesity in America
National expert Dr. Dawnavan Davis joins us Saturday on America’s Healthcare Advocate to discuss the childhood obesity crisis facing this country. With an epidemic of Type 2 diabetes hitting children of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, this is a catastrophic healthcare crisis looming in America’s future.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, May 24, 2014:
Do You Know Your Rights for COBRA Insurance as an Employee? And Employers, Do You Know Your Responsibilities?

Did you know you’re required to keep employee records on health insurance for ten years after an employee leaves your company? Did you also know that if you don’t notify and have proof of notification for COBRA benefits for your employees you can be held responsible for unlimited medical claims after your employee’s dismissal? If you’re surprised to learn this, then you’ll be even more surprised to hear Bob Meyers and attorney Amy Grace talk about this topic and more regarding COBRA benefits and responsibilities on Saturday.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, August 2, 2014: Courtney Stallman
Listen Saturday when we interview cancer survivor Courtney Stallman as she tells her compelling story about treatment that was denied by UnitedHealthcare and how our agency (Benefits By Design, Inc.) in conjunction with attorney Doug Weems at Spencer, Fane Britt and Browne prevailed and forced UnitedHealthcare to pay her claims and treatment. It’s a great story and a great lesson in learning how to deal with claims issues and claims denial by insurance carriers.


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Saturday’s show on a new employer benefits solution will focus on partially self-funded captive programs where multiple companies pool their premium dollars to purchase health insurance (like Costco and Home Depot and other large companies do). The show will highlight the cost savings of these programs, which are not subject to community rating or the ObamaCare taxes. Listen and learn as we explain this new option available to employers with 25 lives or more.


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Airing Locally (Kansas City) this Saturday, July 12, 2014:
Tune in Saturday as we speak with individual health care expert Kevin Curry and group insurance employee benefits specialist Dianne Kool to discuss the latest products available from Coventry on the Health Care exchange and the newest offerings for employers in the small group market. We’ll also discuss how you can enroll on the exchange with a qualifying event and new partially self-funded initiatives for employers from Coventry Healthcare.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, July 19, 2014:
This Saturday’s broadcast features Dr. Laurence Altshuler, Director of Oncology Intake Services, Hospitalist and Internist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center. We will explain the amazing breakthroughs that are occurring with genomic tumor assessment---you will be amazed to learn how far cancer treatment has come in the last five years and how effective these genomic tumor assessments are. We will also cover a host of other topics with Dr. Altshuler (like how to recognize cancer symptoms as well as the importance of early treatment). Tune in Saturday. The doctor is in the house!


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Airing nationally this Saturday, July 12, 2014:
How to Control Your Healthcare Costs and Put Money on the Bottom Line with a Healthier Workforce If you’re a business owner, human resource director, county councilman or city councilman who is struggling with the ever-rising cost of health insurance, this week’s show will give you the tools to lower your health care costs and get at the core issues driving your claims (which results in higher health insurance premiums).


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Airing Locally (Kansas City) this Saturday, July 12, 2014:
Everything You To Know About Senior Care Steve Kuker (President of Senior Care Consulting and host of the radio show Senior Care Live) joins Cary to review everything you need to know about how to select a nursing home or assisted living facility for a loved one and how to dispel the myths about Medicaid and what it pays for if someone in your family needs nursing home assistance.


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Airing Locally (Kansas City, Wichita, Springfield, Joplin): Saturday, July 5, 2014:
Listen to the folks from Coventry talk to Medicare recipients, brokers and agents about the 2015 Coventry Advantra Medicare Advantage plan. They’ll tell you when you can enroll as a recipient and talk about their medical provider networks throughout Kansas, Kansas City and Southeastern Missouri. Coventry Advantra is a 4 ½ star CMS-rated program; the only one offered with this rating throughout Missouri and Kansas. We’ll also be telling brokers and agents how to get certified for the open enrollment beginning October 15th.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, July 5, 2014:
How a Broker and Agent Can Help You Navigate the Confusing Process of Signing Up for ObamaCare Saturday, Tom Harte, President of the National Association of Health Underwriters, will explain the role of brokers and agents and the service they provide to their clients who are purchasing health insurance. We all know buying health insurance is not as easy as buying an airline ticket. Tom explains how NAHU, government healthcare exchange-certified agents take the guesswork out of buying health insurance. And the best part is that it costs the consumer nothing. Listen and learn how to utilize NAHU agents to your advantage.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, June 28, 2014:
The BBDi Call-In Show


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Airing nationally this Saturday, June 21, 2014:
The Mystery of Medical Pricing

How can treatment for heart failure and shock at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles, California, cost $39,795 and the exact same treatment at Garfield Medical Center (also in Los Angeles) cost $146,428? Why don’t Americans know what they’re buying when they get medical treatment? Tune in Saturday as my guests Woody Waters and Tom Pusic from Cost Plus ELAP Services explain the mystery of medical pricing and how you could save up to 30 percent on the cost of your health insurance.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, June 14, 2014:
How to Control Your Healthcare Costs and Put Money on the Bottom Line with a Healthier Workforce

How would you like to reduce your health insurance and health care costs by 20 to 30 percent and add that money to your bottom line? Whether you’re a business owner, an employee, a human resource director, municipality, administrator, school administrator or county executive, the cost of health insurance is skyrocketing with no end in sight. The solution: get your workforce healthier! Join us Saturday as we speak to Lisa Skeens and Kyle Turner from HealthyFit, an employer wellness provider that can show you how to control chronic disease and put preventative health programs in place to improve your company’s overall health and lower the cost of health insurance. Whether it’s ten employees or a thousand, everybody’s got skin in this game.


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Airing Locally (Kansas City, Wichita, Springfield, Joplin): Saturday, June 14, 2014:
Coventry One After Open Enrollment Availability For Individual Health Insurance And Employer-Sponsored Plans

Join Cary this Saturday as he speaks with Coventry’s Kevin Curry about plans, benefits and pricing available here in the Midwest.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, June 7, 2014:
Yoga and Pilates with Dana Goodale

Tune in this week as I speak with Dana Goodale, health and fitness expert about the benefits of yoga and Pilates. We will talk about how yoga helps overcome arthritis issues, range of motion issues as well as mental wellbeing and stress reduction. We will also talk about Pilates and how it strengthens your core and helps with back and arthritic issues. Tune in and learn how you can improve your health, wellness and peace of mind dramatically by spending thirty minutes three times a week in these programs.


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Airing nationally this Saturday, May 28, 2014:
With 25 Cents of Every Dollar Being Spent on Pharmaceuticals, How Much Are Employers Overspending on Drug Costs?

With approximately 25 percent of every healthcare dollar being spent on prescription drugs, how much money is your company’s health insurance plan leaving on the table if your pharmacy benefit manager isn’t totally transparent and providing you with all your rebates and discounts? Why is mail order pharmacy not really saving you any money and actually costing you more than retail prescriptions? Learn this and more as we visit with Dino Dibella and Larry McIntosh from Choice Rx Solutions, a pharmacy benefit manager run by real pharmacists throughout the United States.



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Airing nationally this Saturday, May 24, 2014:
Do You Know Your Rights for COBRA Insurance as an Employee? And Employers, Do You Know Your Responsibilities?

Did you know you’re required to keep employee records on health insurance for ten years after an employee leaves your company? Did you also know that if you don’t notify and have proof of notification for COBRA benefits for your employees you can be held responsible for unlimited medical claims after your employee’s dismissal? If you’re surprised to learn this, then you’ll be even more surprised to hear Bob Meyers and attorney Amy Grace talk about this topic and more regarding COBRA benefits and responsibilities on Saturday.



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Airing nationally this Saturday, May 17, 2014:
How a Broker and Agent Can Help You Navigate the Confusing Process of Signing Up for ObamaCare

Saturday, Tom Harte, President of the National Association of Health Underwriters, will explain the role of brokers and agents and the service they provide to their clients who are purchasing health insurance. We all know buying health insurance is not as easy as buying an airline ticket. Tom explains how NAHU, government healthcare exchange-certified agents take the guesswork out of buying health insurance. And the best part is that it costs the consumer nothing. Listen and learn how to utilize NAHU agents to your advantage.



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Airing nationally this Saturday, May 10, 2014:
National Expert Dr. Christine Horner Tackles Cancer on America’s Healthcare Advocate

Join me this week as I speak with Dr. Christine Horner, plastic surgeon and author of Waking The Warrior Goddess, as we talk about issues like unnecessary cancer treatments being performed by doctors to create new revenue streams. We also address nutritional issues like the amazing value of adding turmeric and shiitake mushroom extract to your diet that can stop cancer in its tracks. Listen and learn as we talk to one of the nation’s leading healthcare experts.