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Month: December 2016

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

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

This 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.

Trump Transition Adviser Michael Leavitt Addresses Future of Affordable Care Act

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.

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

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

This 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.

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

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

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.