Insurance Episodes

June 20, 2023

Healthcare Disruptors

The first episode featuring our Health Plan Heroes was so good – we decided to do a second one. Listen now to see how these businesses have reinvented their health plans to provide top-tier coverage at a fraction of the …

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June 12, 2023

Better Care, Lower Costs

It’s here! The 2023 We the Patients Fly-In is THIS WEEK and we have several Health Plan Hero Winners on the podcast to discuss their health insurance success stories as they get ready to accept their awards in person in …

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May 30, 2023

Increase in Prior Authorization Mandates

UnitedHealthcare makes a confounding decision that could affect countless patients starting June 1st. Gastroenterologist Dr. Bruce Hennessy joins us to discuss how new prior authorizations for colonoscopies and other screenings could delay cancer...

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May 1, 2023

Rethink How Medicines Are Paid For

So often on the Patients Rising Podcast, we discuss the affordability of healthcare. This week, guest Peter Kolchinsky outlines how thinking of paying for medicines like paying for a house mortgage leads to lower costs for patients, and encourages...

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March 20, 2023

Transportation’s Lane in Health Care

is one of the biggest barriers to patient care. But when employers cover transportation for patients, it can lead to better health outcomes and lower overall costs. of explains why employers need to incorporate transportation into their health...

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March 13, 2023

The Broken Vision Insurance Market

Vertical integration in the vision insurance market has led to higher costs and fewer options for patients. Two optometrists, and , explain how this impacts the price of your glasses, and how the DOC Access Act could fix this problem. …

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