Dec. 2, 2022

What Congress Can Do for Patients

What Congress Can Do for Patients

Congress is moving quickly to pass legislation before the year ends. Hosts Terry and Bob discuss the health care bills that, if passed, could increase patients' access to affordable and transparent care. From telehealth to generic drug access, learn how this legislation would impact you.

And hear from Dan “Dry Dock” Shockley, a Navy veteran living with Attenuated FAP, on his journey from diagnosis to advocacy.

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:

Dan “Dry Dock” Shockley, retired Navy, Operation Desert Storm; Enduring and Iraqi Freedom veteran and 10 year hereditary colon cancer syndrome (AFAP) virtual international live-case presentation

Links: 

Sporting a $3.5M price tag, CSL and uniQure’s hemophilia B gene therapy crosses FDA’s finish line

Patients Rising Now and 25 Other Patient Groups Send Letter to Hill on Generic Drugs

It’s lame-duck time. Here are Congress’ health priorities

White House seeks more covid funding in lame-duck session 

Telehealth policy changes after the COVID-19 public health emergency

What’s Expected to Happen During Democrats’ Lame Duck Session

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