EP 386 Health Care in America in the Wake of the Pandemic

With well publicized concern that a spike in the coronavirus might result in a possible buckling of our health care system in America, many are imagining the changes to get better systems in place to protect public health and insure access and quality to clinical services for more Americans. As a podcast focused on the future, we wanted to explore what this crisis may have taught us and what innovations tested in an emergency, like telemedicine and more coordination between different hospital systems, might become more commonplace going forward. And, of course, there’s always the issue of how do pay for the medicine Americans want. There is wide agreement by citizens that cost and service delivery are both in need of major overhaul. To discuss these issues with us is Arielle Kane, Director of Health Policy, for the Progressive Policy Institute.