Dec. 28, 2021

The Politics of Healthcare in 2022

The Politics of Healthcare in 2022

For the chronic disease community, 2022 is set to be a major year of health policy. On this episode, Republican and Democrat political experts weigh in on what’s on the horizon for healthcare policies in the new year. 

Matt Rodriguez, a democrat political strategist, and Doug Badger, a conservative public policy expert at the Heritage Foundation, share their insights on the politics of healthcare. The roundtable conversation dives into drug price setting in Build Back Better, insulin price caps, COVID-19 response, and how healthcare issues will shape the 2022 midterm elections. 

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:

Matt Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, Rodriguez Strategies

Doug Badger, Senior Fellow for Domestic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Links:

GOP Report: Role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in Pharmaceutical Markets

Dem Report: Unsustainable Drug Prices: Findings from the Committee’s Drug Pricing Investigation and the Need for Structural Reforms

Democrats’ plan to cap consumer insulin costs face GOP threat, skeptical advocates

The U.S. health secretary hints that more federal funds may be needed to fight an Omicron surge

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