What should be the U.S. government’s role in healthcare?
The answer to this question doesn’t just divide dinner tables. It divides states into reds and blues. It divides organizations and employees. It divides young and old, black and white. Now, with studies showing healthcare sits atop the list of voter concerns, the answer to this question could very well determine the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
Healthcare policy doesn’t just influence the availability of health insurance or the price of drugs. It also has a tremendous effect on the stability of the American workforce, the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses and the future of our nation’s economy. It concerns the rights of women and the health of ethnic minorities. For better or worse, healthcare policy can alter the life expectancy of the entire American citizenry.
For these reasons, the Fixing Healthcare podcast returns for a third season with a new and (as always) nonpartisan focus: the politics of healthcare.
Season 3 will feature guests from in and around the world of healthcare politics – from government watchdogs to elected officials.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, co-hosts Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr will welcome their first guest of the new season.
Dr. David Blumenthal is a healthcare policy expert and president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues. Previously, Dr. Blumenthal was a practicing primary care physician, director of the Institute for Health Policy, and professor of medicine and health policy at Harvard Medical School. Under the Obama administration, he oversaw the implementation of the HITECH Act, which helped accelerate the computerization of medicine and the “meaningful use” of health IT.
For listeners who wish to join the conversation, the new “Survey To Fix American Healthcare” asks participants to weigh in on the ideal role of government in healthcare. The best responses will be featured on each new episode throughout Season 3.
The challenges of American healthcare are great, but the opportunities for reform and meaningful progress are even greater. Tune in to Fixing Healthcare, starting Sept. 10, for a season-long look at how politics govern American medicine.
Fixing Healthcare is a co-production of Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr. Subscribe to the show via Apple Podcasts or wherever you find podcasts. Join the conversation or suggest a guest by following the show on Twitter and LinkedIn.