June 17, 2022

Patients on Capitol Hill

Patients on Capitol Hill

This week, patients with chronic disease from across the country convened in Washington D.C. for the We the Patients Fly-In. They met with members of Congress and their staff to advocate for several pro-patient health care bills that would improve access, affordability, and transparency.

In this episode, we catch up with several advocates in the halls of Congress to bring listeners inside their meetings with lawmakers about the health care issues that matter to patients. 

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

 

Guests:

Dorothea Lantz, Community Engagement Specialist, Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA

Jess Woffard, Nurse and IBD Advocate

Tami Seretti, Volunteer Patient Advocate, National Psoriasis Foundation

Links: 

Doylestown resident with rare blood disease, others go to DC to speak for people who struggle with health care costs

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