This Veterans Day, we’re thankful for the brave service members who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. But when many veterans return home, their next battle is with a health care system that makes it difficult for them to access the care they need.
To spearhead solutions and improve health care for veterans, Patients Rising has partnered with the Special Operations Association of America (SOAA) to launch Veterans Patients Rising. Executive Director of SOAA and veteran David Cook joins the episode to discuss the biggest health care challenges facing this community, including pharmacy access, mental health care, and cancer.
Plus, Michelle Cook shares her experience accessing health care through Tricare, the health program for active military, retirees, and their families, and how to expedite care for those who need it.
Terry Wilcox, CEO, Patients Rising
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
David Cook, Executive Director of Special Operations Association of America
Michelle Cook, Senior Advisor, Veterans Patients Rising
Tom Norris, Patient Correspondent
Defense Department Health Plan Cuts Its Pharmacy Network by Nearly 15,000 Outlets
Managing Risks and Improving VA Health Care
The successful patient is one who can get what they need when they need it. We all know insurance slows us down, so why not take matters into your own hands? Our Navigator is an online tool that allows you to search a massive network of health-related resources using your zip code so you get local results. Get proactive and become a more successful patient right now at PatientsRisingConcierge.org
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