Purple Solutions to Fix Healthcare in America

Purple Solutions to Fix Healthcare in America

By Concordia University
Each week, this podcast explores bipartisan solutions to healthcare reform using discussions with leading experts from across the country.
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Interview with Cynthia Fisher – How Price Transparency and Competition Helps Patients and Providers.
Interview with Cynthia Fisher, Founder and President of PatientRightsAdvocate.org. In this episode we hear real-life stories of how patients and providers are getting better healthcare at lower cost when there are functioning markets with price transparency, as Ms. Fisher shares the same stories she shared with policymakers and leaders on The Hill. Ms Fisher, an accomplished healthcare entrepreneur and patient rights advocate, also discusses changes occurring at the federal level and as a result of COVID-19 that will better empower patients. 
35:14
July 2, 2020
Interview with Dr. Robert Graboyes – Positive Healthcare Disruptions Resulting from Covid-19
Interview with Mercatus Center healthcare scholar and Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Robert Graboyes. In this episode, we discuss the disruptions that are needed in healthcare (disrupting the “Fortress”) to enable better and more innovative delivery of care (the “Frontier), and how this is being catalyzed by the easing of regulations that occurred because of Covid-19.  Dr. Graboyes is author of “Fortress and Frontier in American Healthcare,” and a sought-after speaker and frequent OpEd and media spokesperson.
34:42
June 25, 2020
Interview with Dr. Michel Accad – Argument Against Universal Healthcare and Government Intervention, in Favor of Free Markets and Competition.
Interview with practicing physician, free-market advocate and prominent healthcare policy blogger Dr. Michel Accad.  In this episode we discuss the important role of free markets and competition in healthcare delivery, including direct primary care as Dr. Accad himself offers in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Accad runs a prominent healthcare policy blog, AlertandOriented, and cohosts the Accad and Koa Report.
35:26
June 20, 2020
Interview with David Riemer - A Universal Healthcare Proposal that Includes Markets and Competition.
Interview on healthcare reform with policy expert and author David Riemer.  In this episode we discuss Riemer’s proposal for universal healthcare that also includes a role for markets and competition. His proposal is called YoungMedicare, and builds on his prior policy work at the state and federal (e.g. with Senator Ted Kennedy) level, and his book “Putting Government in its Place: The Case for a New Deal 3.0.”
58:01
June 16, 2020
Interview with Dr. Stephen Klasko - Healthy Healthcare Disruptions, and Advice for Joe and Donald.
Interview on healthcare reform with Dr. Stephen Klasko.  This episode covers a range of topics including identifying problems, potential solutions, and advice for presidential hopefuls.
38:51
June 11, 2020