March 18, 2022

Congress’ Healthcare Showdown

Congress’ Healthcare Showdown

Healthcare discussions in Washington are in full swing this week. Both the House and Senate meet to discuss a multitude of bills affecting everyday Americans, specifically those with rare and chronic diseases. Hosts Terry Wilcox and Dr. Bob break down the D.C. lingo and highlight three healthcare bills that will shape access to care and elevate patient voices: Cures 2.0, the BENEFIT Act, and the STAT Act.

Lastly, what does the future hold for telehealth appointments? The use of telehealth medicine has skyrocketed, but does your insurance cover it? Hear from Monica Bryant, Chief Operating Officer at Triage Cancer, who gives the must-ask questions patients should ask of their insurance plan to find out if they’re covered. 

Hosts: 

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

Guests: 

Monica Bryant, Chief Operating Officer Triage Cancer

Links: 

Benefit Act

Cures 2.0 

STAT ACT

What is Telemedicine | Will it be accessible to those who need it most?

Senate Hearing: Prescription Drug Price Inflation: An Urgent Need to Lower Drug Prices in Medicare

House Hearing: on "The Future of Medicine: Legislation to Encourage Innovation and Improve Oversight" | Democrats, Energy and Commerce Committee

Triage Cancer

What is “Telehealth” & Does Your Insurance Cover it?  Resources 

Telehealth Has Played an Outsized Role Meeting Mental Health Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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