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Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt Talks Graham-Cassidy And Need for Bipartisanship

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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Sr. Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center on seeking sound health reform for all Americans. Mr. Slavitt analyzes the threats to health coverage under the Graham-Cassidy ACA replacement bill and the need to foster bipartisanship in health policy making.

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Trust for America’s Health CEO John Auerbach on Its Report Outlining America’s Obesity Epidemic

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John AuerbachThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with John Auerbach, President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, a non-profit dedicated to making sound health policy a national priority. He discusses their recent report on obesity in America, the dramatic cost to the health system caused by the prevalence of obesity, and the need to protect health coverage for millions of Americans in the ongoing health reform discussions.

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Is your State ready for the Hurricane? Dr Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Commissioner of Health

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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Health Secretary on the state’s improved storm preparedness based on lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Gee talks about the newly created statewide data base of vulnerable patients, hospital evacuation plans and networked electronic health records as hedges against storm casualties, and how they are assisting Texas and Florida in the wake of two hurricanes. She also discusses the state’s improved primary care network after Governor Edwards expanded Medicaid.

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