How can low-income communities afford costly medications? A government program called 340B, which was originally created to help low income patients, now generates significant income for hospitals. Find out what caused this program to falter and how Congress can get it back on track with today's guest speaker Dr. Bill Smith. Dr. Smith, the current visiting Fellow at the Pioneer Institute, talks with our hosts Terry and Bob as we dissect what is at stake for low- income patients and their ability to afford prescription drugs.
To catch you up on all the latest health care news, take a listen to Terry and Bob as they provide weekly updates on what's happening in Washington. From the Affordable Insulin Now Act to understanding the debate on employer-sponsored care, we have the news all chronic disease patients and advocates need to know today.
We also hear from Alyse as she shares her story on costly over-the-counter vitamins needed to treat a calcium deficiency.
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent
Bill Smith, Ph.D., Pioneer Institute’s Visiting Fellow: Life Sciences
Alyse, Patient Advocate
Kimberly Gonzalez, Patient Correspondent
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