A doctor knows their patients’ needs best. But too often, insurance gets in the way. In an effort to lower costs, insurers sometimes force stable patients off of prescribed medication to a cheaper option. It’s called non-medical switching, and can harm a patient’s health.
We hear from Gary Lawson, who shares the story of his son’s extreme case of Crohn’s disease. After finally finding a treatment that alleviated his painful symptoms, his insurance company non-medically switched him against his doctor’s advice.
Plus, learn about the ongoing advocacy efforts to make airplanes wheelchair accessible. Field correspondent Kate Pecora speaks with the founders of All Wheels Up, an organization actually crash testing wheelchairs for commercial flights.
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
Gary Lawson, Lawson Attorneys PLLC
Michele Campanelli-Erwin, President and Founder, All Wheels Up
Alan Chaulet, COO and Founding Board Member, All Wheels Up
Ella Balasa, Patient Correspondent
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