Sept. 30, 2022

Why Patients Pay More And Get Less

Why Patients Pay More And Get Less

Is the cost of your health care going up? Have you struggled to access the care your doctor recommends? 

A group of physicians and health care experts are working to address these growing problems and make care patient-centered. They propose several reforms that would protect the doctor-patient relationship by reforming the role of hospital and prescription drug middlemen.  

Dr. Marion E. Mass and David Balat of Free2Care discuss how the hidden health care giants (Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs)) inflate prices and make patients pay more for the same medical care. 

Plus, learn about how the caregiver crisis lead advocate Vanessa Steil to build a community for patients and caregivers.


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

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 


David Balat,  Executive Director of Free2care and Director of the Right On Healthcare Initiative at Texas Public Policy Foundation

Marion E. Mass, Pediatrician and Co-Founder of Practicing Physicians of America

Vanessa Steil, Patient Advocate and Founder & Creative Director of Living In Steil and The Hospital Bar

Christine Pizanne, Patient Correspondent


Free2Care Report


How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

Living in Steil

The Hospital Bar

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