Patients Rising Podcast

Rising Costs of Health Insurance

Episode Notes

Premiums, deductibles, and copays continue to rise as insurance companies grow fat through mergers and monopolies. Host Terry Wilcox speaks with former insurance executive-turned-advocate Wendell Potter. Together, they explore the reasons behind climbing costs and what a public option would mean for patient access to insurance. 

Plus, Kate interviews Morgan Fitzgerald who lives with chronic migraines. She shares her battle to receive insurance coverage for the preventative treatments she depends on. 

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, Patients Rising

Guests:

Wendell Potter, President, Center for Health and Democracy

Morgan Fitzgerald, Migraine Advocate

Links:

Laws to Help Patients Get Pricey Drugs Fall Short, Advocates Say

Migraine: The Invisible Illness that Alters the Lives of Millions

Wendell Potter Now Substack

Op-Ed: Want a Public Option? Not So Fast, Say Health Insurers

Dr. Marion Mass Tweet

CMS nixes ‘most-favored nation’ pricing model for Medicare Part B

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