Nov. 12, 2021

Red, White, and Vet Health

Red, White, and Vet Health

This Veteran’s Day, hosts Terry and Dr. Bob explore potential federal policies to improve healthcare for U.S. veterans. Congresswoman Nancy Mace (SC-01) serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee and she joins the show to share what Congress can do to improve veteran healthcare. As the daughter of a retired Army General, it’s a personal issue. 

Plus, Kate Pecora speaks with Air Force veteran Eric Koleda about a growing health issue among veterans: traumatic brain injuries. He shares the work his organization TreatNOW is doing to connect veterans with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to heal brain wounds, and the legislative efforts to increase access to this care. 

And after a busy week in Washington, Terry and Dr. Bob get to the core of what patients and caregivers should know. 

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:

Congresswoman Nancy Mace, Representative, South Carolina District 1 

Eric Koleda, Director of State Legislative Efforts, TreatNOW Coalition

Wanda Green, Patient Correspondent 

Links:

No Surprises Act Letter

The Mission Act is supposed to help US veterans get health care outside the VA. For some, it’s not working. 

Book: In the Company of Men: A Woman at the Citadel

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