Will Democrats Help or Hurt Patients?
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Democrats soon will control Congress and the White House. What should patients with chronic conditions expect from a federal government run by Democrats who now appear to have no political obstacles for their legislative agenda?

David Mark of the Washington Examiner explains how a Democrat-controlled Senate, House, and White House might influence the direction of health policy. From the likelihood of Medicare for All to expansion of the Affordable Care Act, Terry and David discuss the possible changes in policy that will impact the chronic disease community. 

Plus, Kate speaks with Debilee Flores about her battle with Chron’s Disease and the healthcare discrimination she’s endured along the way.

Guest:

David Mark, Senior Editor, Washington Examiner

David Mark is senior editor at the Washington Examiner. Previously, he served as a senior editor at Politico for six years and at CNN Digital Politics, among other roles. He is the author of two books, one about negative campaigning and another examining political language, written with Chuck McCutcheon. David appears regularly as a political analyst on television and radio broadcasts, and in other forums. He also has spoken on policy and politics in 20 countries during lecture trips sponsored by the State Department and European Union.

Hosts:

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 

 

Links:

David Mark

Discrimination in the Doctor’s Office

Pro-Patient Agenda

Court Ruling in Favor of Hospital Price Transparency

Judge Blocks Trump’s ‘Most Favored Nation’ Drug Pricing Rule

‘Care now has to be rationed’: Los Angeles COVID-19 spike is crushing hospitals

Oklahoma City hospital posts surgery prices online; creates bidding war

SARS-COV-2 Transmission among Marine Recruits during Quarantine

Patients Rising Concierge 

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