Ahead of Rare Disease Day, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) joins the podcast to discuss new legislation that would ban the use of a discriminatory health care metric, quality adjusted life year, or QALY. Learn how the QALY hurts...
Ahead of Rare Disease Day, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) joins the podcast to discuss new legislation that would ban the use of a discriminatory health care metric, quality adjusted life year, or QALY.
Learn how the QALY hurts treatment access for patients with rare diseases and disabilities, and how a government ban on QALYs would create more equitable access to care.
Plus, hear from Jean Baker, who shares her challenges getting coverage for her husband’s rare form of cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer. And our patient correspondents from the rare disease community talk about the health care issues that impact them.
This is also our last Friday episode of the Patients Rising Podcast! You’ll be able to catch the Patients Rising Podcast on Mondays, starting March 6th, in a brand new format.
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Chair, House Energy and Commerce Committee
Jean Baker, Rare Disease Caregiver and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Advocate
Maggie Senese, Patient Correspondent
Kaitlyn Trevathan, Patient Correspondent
Tomisa Starr, Patient Correspondent
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