March 11, 2022

Should Vaccines be Free?

Should Vaccines be Free?

Will free vaccines for Medicare patients improve health and lower overall costs? The quick answer, maybe. Doug Badger, former policy advisor to the White House, explains the pros and cons of eliminating cost-sharing for preventative vaccines under Medicare, and what it means for patient health and finances.

Are you also experiencing longer wait times at your doctor's office? If you said yes, you are not alone. A new study conducted by the CVS Health-Harris Poll National Health project reports that Americans notice a significant decrease in the availability of their healthcare providers. 

Plus, March marks Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month! This week Kate Pecora spoke with Ritu Kaur, who uses social media to unite the MS community around the globe. 

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

Guests: 

Doug Badger, Senior Fellow at the Galen Institute 

Ritu Kaur, Multiple Sclerosis Patient Advocate

Links: 

S2 Ep5 | The Politics of Healthcare 

MS lets fight | MS Awareness Instagram 

Medicare COVID-19 Vaccine Insurance Coverage

The health worker shortage is starting to get real for Americans

Pallone Introduces Bill to Improve FDA's Accelerated Approval Program | Democrats, Energy and Commerce Committee

Rally for Access March Information

​​Medicare Part D 

Analyzing Medicare Vaccine Policy

Become a Patient Correspondent 

Connect with Kate for an Interview

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