Former CMS Administrator Dr. Mark McClellan Examines Trump Health Polices Probable Impact on Community Health Centers, Pharmaceutical Companies, and Innovation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Mark McClellan who served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Commissioner of the FDA under President George W. Bush.  He talks about the probable impact of shifting health policies in the Trump administration, their potential impact on the health care system and how community health centers are likely to play a more vital role in delivering primary care.

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Trump’s Nominee for VA Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin, Discusses Veteran’s Health Care

This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with President Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin.  Dr. Shulkin is currently the Under Secretary for Health at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.  He talks about the challenges he has faced coming from the private sector, the important role the VA health care system, as well as the role other issues like housing play in health care.

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Health Policy Expert Timothy Jost Anticipates Significant Setbacks With Repeal of ACA

Timothy JostThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health policy expert Timothy Jost, Emeritus Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, and frequent contributor to Health Affairs. Professor Jost examines multiple gains made in health insurance coverage and access to care under the Affordable Care Act and the potential losses to millions of Americans with repeal and replace of the ACA.

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Leading Neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley Talks Drug-Free Brain Health Treatments Using Virtual Reality and Video Games

Adam GazzaleyThis week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center and Gazzaley Lab at UC San Francisco. Dr. Gazzaley discusses his closed loop system designed to improve brain function through personalized game design and feedback, which are already undergoing FDA clinical trials for therapeutic interventions for a number of brain disorders including ADHD, aging brain, PTSD and addiction.

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Sara Collins, Vice President for Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund

Sara CollinsThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Sara Collins, PhD, VP for Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund which is dedicated to creating a high performance health care system for all Americans. She outlines the dramatic gains in coverage that have occurred since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and the potential losses in coverage and rise in costs to consumers in the wake of ‘repeal and replace’ of the health care law.

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Trump Transition Adviser Michael Leavitt Addresses Future of Affordable Care Act

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Michael Leavitt, an advisor to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team and former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. They discuss anticipated changes in health policy under the new administration including the future of the Affordable Care Act, the role of community health centers, and the need for bipartisan cooperation.

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Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine

Victor DzauThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine (the former Institute of Medicine) a private, non-profit entity dedicated to tackling the nation’s complex problems in medicine, technology and science. Dr. Dzau talks about the Academy’s shift towards more cooperation between the scientific disciplines to advance evidence-based research that will inform the health care providers and policy makers around the country and the world.

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Innovations Cleveland Clinic’s Toby Cosgrove Brings to Trump’s Healthcare Transition Team

Toby Cosgrove This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top ranked hospital systems in the world. Dr. Cosgrove discusses the Cleveland Clinic Model of Innovation, their approach to 21st century health care, as well as Cleveland Clinic’s expansion around the globe.

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Dr Anna Lembke, Author of “Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard To Stop”

Anna Lembke

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anna Lembke, Chief of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard To Stop.  She examines the dramatic rise in opioid prescriptions and overdoses and the role the health care industry is playing in this crisis.

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Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancelor for Science Policy and Strategy at UC San Francisco

Keith YamamotoThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy and Executive Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine at UC San Francisco. He discusses strategies for informing the incoming Trump administration – to ensure ongoing support for the nation’s biomedical research community, the need to advance precision medicine protocols and goals, and improvements needed to advance medical training and academic research in the 21st century.

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