Jan. 20, 2023

What Congress Can Do for Patients in 2023

What Congress Can Do for Patients in 2023

Can a divided Congress work together to help patients? Health policy experts Jon Deuser and Mike Gaffin tackle that question. They explain what health care issues Congress might address, including the lack of transparency around pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and talk about the key players on Capitol Hill who will be shaping health policy. 

And patient advocate Rachael Novick shares her story about step therapy. The 11-month insurance process forced her off a stable medication, resulting in additional costs and medical care. 

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, CEO, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Guests:

Jon Deuser, CEO, The Smith-Free Group LLC

Michael Gaffin, Senior Vice President, The Smith-Free Group LLC

Rachael Novick, patient advocate

Jean Baker, patient correspondent 

Links: 

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