This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter look back on a tumultuous year in health policy, natural disasters, and disruptive breakthroughs with technology in health care. They revisit conversations with some memorable guests including GOP strategists Lanhee Chen and Michael Leavitt on the Trump Administration’s approach to health reform, American Telemedicine Association President Peter Yellowlees, and American Well co-founders Roy and Ido Schoenberg, who have partnered with Apple and Stanford Medicine in the groundbreaking Apple Heart Study.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter remember a giant who has influenced much of the landscape of health economics and policy in America, Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, who passed away this year. They revisit a 2015 interview with the renowned Princeton health economist who contributed significantly to health policy over the past several decades, including in the creation of the Affordable Care Act.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with attorney and author Steven Brill, whose latest book examines the creation of the Affordable Care Act. America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Health Care System examines the influence of the powerful health care lobby in blocking meaningful cost containment measures in the health care law.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Fineberg discusses the research initiatives being undertaken by IOM that are designed to improve health care and public health through policy initiatives that support evidence-based outcomes.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, the leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and health policy. Mr. Weil discusses the vital role the publication must play as a non-partisan, peer-reviewed journal in the ongoing health care debate and how its presence is poised to expand in the new media marketplace.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Wendy Everett, CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), a non-partisan health policy institute seeking to enable innovations that improve the quality and lower the costs of health care. She discusses their target areas of interest including the improvement of care delivery systems, payment reform and telemedicine.