Oct. 28, 2022

Health Care Horror Stories

Health Care Horror Stories

In this Halloween episode, get the biggest health care horror stories of 2022 that impacted patients all across the country. From lack of access to care to burdensome insurance delays, as detailed by migraine patient advocate Yuri Cárdenas. Plus, learn about the solutions to these challenges that can protect future patients from experiencing these nightmares.

And for our field correspondent Kate Pecora’s final show, she speaks with Bob about her ten-month-long battle to get insurance coverage for the wheelchair she needs. She shares her challenges and tips for patients on how to access durable medical equipment (DME). 


Terry Wilcox, CEO, Patients Rising

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


Yuri Cárdenas, Patient and Migraine Advocate 

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 


Derek’s Story

Express Scripts’ Contract With Department of Defense May Limit Access to Lifesaving Medication for Tricare Patients

How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

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