Chronic disease patients often fall victim to high healthcare costs due to supply chain 'middlemen' otherwise known as Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs). David Balat, Executive Director at Free2Care, discusses how eliminating kickback protections for middlemen can lower overall healthcare costs and lead to further transparency in the industry. Repeal of that protection, known as Safe Harbor, could also bolster innovation, increase competition, and reduce costs.
Plus, hear from Terry and Dr. Bob as they break down this week's topics in healthcare policy to understand how chronic disease patients can have more accessible, affordable, and transparent care in the future.
Field correspondent Kate Pecora also speaks with Erin Galyean, the Author of BadAss Advocate, on how to become a fierce champion for the person you care for.
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent
Tomi Womack, Patient Correspondent
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