Dec. 3, 2021

Build Back Better + Chronic Illness

Build Back Better + Chronic Illness
Apple Podcasts podcast player badge
Spotify podcast player badge
Google Podcasts podcast player badge
Amazon Music podcast player badge
Stitcher podcast player badge
RSS Feed podcast player badge

The Senate faces a race to the end of the year with a mountain of healthcare policies on its plate. Taking center stage is the House’s version of the Build Back Better plan. But it’s likely to undergo several changes, all of which will impact the chronic disease community. 

Hosts Terry and Dr. Bob break down the legislative process ahead. Specifically, three key healthcare provisions at risk in the Senate: price caps, transparency rules for pharmacy benefit managers, and the $35 monthly insulin price cap. 

Plus, still deciding on a health plan? Legal expert Monica Bryant of Triage Cancer delivers her tips for open enrollment season. Learn what to look for in a health plan and how to use it effectively. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent, Patients Rising


Monica Bryant, COO, Triage Cancer

Gay Grossman, Patient Correspondent


Squawk Box: Scott Gottlieb

Moderna CEO says it will take months to clear a new Covid vaccine targeting omicron

Perspective: We don’t need universal booster shots. We need to reach the unvaccinated. 

Senate Parliamentarian could further narrow Democrats’ Build Back Better bill

Letter: AHA urges Congress to provide relief from forthcoming Medicare sequester cuts

Need help?

The successful patient is one who can get what they need when they need it. We all know insurance slows us down, so why not take matters into your own hands? Our Navigator is an online tool that allows you to search a massive network of health-related resources using your zip code so you get local results. Get proactive and become a more successful patient right now at

Have a question or comment about the show, or want to suggest a show topic or share your story as a patient correspondent?

Drop us a line:

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the guest(s)/ author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of Patients Rising.