Episodes

Jan. 21, 2022

What About What I Want?

If you’ve ever felt like your healthcare providers were dismissive of your knowledge and preferences when it comes to making the …

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Jan. 14, 2022

Chronic Disease Care at Risk in Oregon

States are like dominos. When one state enacts a health policy, others replicate. Oregon’s Medicaid draft 1115 waiver has several…

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Jan. 7, 2022

Can Virtual Doctor Visits Improve Your Health?

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, remote care through telehealth is critical to keep patients safe. But it also serves a vital rol…

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Dec. 28, 2021

The Politics of Healthcare in 2022

For the chronic disease community, 2022 is set to be a major year of health policy. On this episode, Republican and Democrat poli…

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Dec. 21, 2021

Non-Medical Switching Hurts Patients

A doctor knows their patients’ needs best. But too often, insurance gets in the way. In an effort to lower costs, insurers someti…

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Dec. 17, 2021

How to Fight an Unfair Medical Bill

Have you received an unfair medical bill? You’re not alone. Many patients have faced high bills that are simply incorrect, or eve…

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Dec. 10, 2021

Rare Disease + the Fight for Funding

Today’s medical research and development creates the cures of tomorrow. But it requires immense amounts of funding to develop saf…

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Dec. 3, 2021

Build Back Better + Chronic Illness

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 Ho…

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Nov. 23, 2021

Holiday Special: How to Design Better Health Insurance

Half of individuals with health insurance are covered by their employer. If you are in this group, this episode is a must-listen.…

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Nov. 19, 2021

Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

Cold and flu season is here. If you are immunocompromised, respiratory infections pose an even greater risk. Antibiotics are a co…

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Nov. 12, 2021

Red, White, and Vet Health

This Veteran’s Day, hosts Terry and Dr. Bob explore potential federal policies to improve healthcare for U.S. veterans. Congressw…

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Nov. 5, 2021

Patient Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Hosts Terry and Dr. Bob catch up with patient advocates following their virtual meetings on Capitol Hill. Patients Rising Now Pat…

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Oct. 29, 2021

Biomarker Testing for Better Treatments

No two patients are the same, so often care teams can’t predict a treatment outcome from one patient to the next. That’s where bi…

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Oct. 22, 2021

The False Promise of Current Drug Pricing Reforms

Congress promises to lower drug prices. But patients won’t see any cost savings at the pharmacy counter. We sort through the fact…

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Oct. 15, 2021

Chronic Disease + the Next Pandemic with Scott Gottlieb

COVID-19 continues to put the most vulnerable at risk, including the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. At its peak, it fi…

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Oct. 8, 2021

Congress + the Debate Right Now Over the Cures of Tomorrow

Patients depend on the research and development cycle to produce innovative, life saving medicines for rare and chronic condition…

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Oct. 1, 2021

Patient How-To Guide: Health Policy Advocacy

Numerous health policies are under debate in Congress. As Senators and Representatives hash out drug pricing legislation and more…

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Sept. 24, 2021

Biosimilars Can Lower Costs

As Congress continues to debate solutions to lower healthcare costs, biosimilars are a promising option. But uptake of biosimilar…

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Sept. 17, 2021

Lawmakers and Chronic Disease Patients

President Biden outlines a new COVID-19 strategy, the U.S. Senate returns to Washington, and the House of Representatives debates…

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Sept. 10, 2021

Direct Primary Care: Can Subscription Models Save You Money?

Want greater access to your doctor at a lower price? It’s possible through direct primary care. This healthcare solution allows p…

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Sept. 3, 2021

Ovarian Cancer: What Women Need Congress to Do

What can Congress do to aid in the fight against ovarian cancer? If reauthorized, Johanna’s Law would increase funding for ovaria…

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Aug. 27, 2021

Pediatrician on Delta + Back to School

Kids across the country are headed back to school. But as the Delta variant spreads, what should families living with chronic dis…

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Aug. 20, 2021

How Drug Patents Work

What’s the purpose of a patent? In the pharmaceutical industry, it helps manufacturers reinvest in new research and development t…

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Aug. 13, 2021

Rising Costs of Health Insurance

Premiums, deductibles, and copays continue to rise as insurance companies grow fat through mergers and monopolies. Host Terry Wil…

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