Episode #20 is live! How to enact change in healthcare featuring patient advocate and Patients Rising founder, Terry Wilcox.
Are you frustrated with the healthcare system? No system is perfect, but just because perfection may be out of reach doesn't mean that we shouldn't strive for progress.
If you are frustrated with the healthcare system, whether your frustration stems from insurance policies or the healthcare system structure itself, there is one key way to enact change - policy. It takes direct interaction with our policy leaders and representatives both at the state and federal level to create enough motivation for them to vote on, propose and support healthcare-related legislation.
It doesn't take big effort. It can be incredibly small actions. Even just sending an email can create ripples that together form waves of change.
If you don't believe me, take the word of today’s guest - Terry Wilcox. A change maker and passionate patient advocate for over 17 years. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Patients Rising, which is a non-profit patient education and advocacy organization that helps patients get access to essential diagnostics and treatments. She also co-founded Patients Rising Now, which aims to help patient advocates get involved in healthcare policy advocacy.
Today’s conversation focuses on four key action items that you can complete (from your couch!) to help enact change in healthcare with minimal resources. Terry and Morgan also discuss how we can make insurance policies be more patient-forward and who needs to be involved in the conversation. Finally, Terry shares her top resources for staying up to date on U.S. healthcare news.
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