Sept. 17, 2021

Lawmakers and Chronic Disease Patients

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 prescription drug prices. Hosts Terry Wilcox and Dr. Bob Goldberg break down D.C.’s busy week and what chronic disease patients should be watching. 

Plus, many hospitals continue to operate at capacity. For those with chronic conditions or non-COVID related emergencies, getting seen by a doctor is a battle. Kate Pecora brings listeners through the halls of an overcrowded Boston hospital as she shares her story of trying to get care during the pandemic.

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, Patients Rising

Guests:

Shivani Vyas, Host, The Rare Disorder Podcast

Dawn Ireland, Patient Correspondent

Links:

Alabama man Ray DeMonia dies after being turned away from 43 hospitals as covid packs ICUs, family says

President Biden delivers remarks on lowering prescription drug prices

President Biden’s Path Out of the Pandemic

Presiden Biden unveils plan to boost COVID vaccinations and fight Delta variant

Reps. Peters, Schrader Unveil Plan to Cut Patients’ Drug Costs & Preserve America’s Ability to Produce Live-Saving Cures

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