Nov. 11, 2022

Veterans’ Health Care Battle

Veterans’ Health Care Battle

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


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