Care Talk with Laura Packard

Care Talk with Laura Packard

American health care is broken. But that doesn't mean it needs to break you. With the help of some friends, we can make sense of it all and come out stronger. Join Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate, each week on Care Talk as she brings policy experts to answer your questions on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, private insurance, and more. We help patients and families navigate America's health insurance and health care systems, and explain topics in-depth from how to fight medical bills to lowering the cost of healthcare in America. New episodes every Tuesday. CALL/TEXT IN YOUR QUESTIONS FOR FUTURE EPISODES ‪(202) 838-6837‬.

Episodes

June 13, 2023 26 mins
How can you apply for and receive charity care to help cover hospital medical bills? Special guest Jared Walker of Dollar For talks about applying for hospital charity care for medical bills and medical debt. Plus experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, and Aleka Gürel from Health Sherpa answer your health care and health insurance questions. This episode includes an...
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What's in the debt ceiling deal? Special guest Tory Cross from Caring Across Generations talks about the debt ceiling bill recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden, what’s in it, and how it will affect your care. Plus experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices. New episodes of Care Talk every Tuesday, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts...
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What happens if the U.S. government defaults on our debt? Gideon Lukens at Center on Budget & Policy Priorities talks about the debt ceiling limit and default crisis, and what’s at stake for our health care Plus experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works, and Zoid Finch from Health Sherpa answer your health car...
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How does the default crisis affect veterans' health care? Special guest Naveed Shah at Common Defense talks about the default crisis, what cuts could mean for veterans’ health care, and what happens if the U.S. government defaults on our debt. Plus experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, and Aleka Gürel from Health Sherpa answer your health care and health insura...
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How does a Texas court case affect whether your health insurance covers preventative care? Cheryl Fish-Parcham at FamiliesUSA talks about the Texas court ruling on preventative care (Braidwood), and what’s next. Plus experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, and Zoid Finch from Health Sherpa answer your health care and health insurance questions. This episode includes ...
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What did Congress just do about the default crisis? Nicole Jorwic at Caring Across Generations talks about the default bill that the U.S. House just passed, and what the cuts would mean to Medicaid and our health care. Plus experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works, and Aleka Gürel from Health Sherpa answer your h...
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Is the abortion pill banned or not? Jodi Jacobson of Healthcare Across Borders talks about abortion care and the war on medication abortion in America. Plus experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works, and Aleka Gürel from Health Sherpa answer your health care and health insurance questions. This episode includes an...
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Have you paid your taxes yet? How come millionaires and billionaires aren't paying their fair share! Maura Quint from Americans for Tax Fairness talks about health care and the American tax system, and how we can tax wealthy individuals and corporations to help pay for the health care that America needs. Plus experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, Diane Archer ...
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The Affordable Care Act turns 13 this month — coming a long way since President Obama signed it into law in 2010. But how has Obamacare fared through the decade? And, with ongoing conservative threats, what's next? Jonathan Cohn, senior national reporter for HuffPost and author of “The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage”, joins Care Talk to talk about the history and future of the Affordab...
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Got questions about your health insurance, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works, and Zoid Finch from Health Sherpa. Special guest Natasha Murphy, director of Health Policy a...
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Got questions about your health insurance, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works, and Zoid Finch from Health Sherpa. Special guest Jerry Ashton, co-founder of the non-profit ...
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Got questions about your health insurance, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, and Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works. Special guest Marshall Allen, author of the book “Never Pay the First Bill”, discusses h...
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Got questions about your health insurance, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, and Zoid Finch from Health Sherpa. Special guest Dr. Shetal Shah from Doctors for America, practicing neonatologist and researcher, talks about the d...
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Got questions about your health insurance, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works, and Aleka Gürel from Health Sherpa. Special guest Anne Shoup from Protect Our Care discusses...
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Got questions about your health insurance, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, and Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works. Special guest Patricia Kelmar from PIRG talks about surprise medical billing and ambulan...
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Got questions about your health insurance, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works, and Zoid Finch from HealthSherpa. Special guest Mia Ives-Rublee from Center for American Pro...
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Got questions about your health insurance, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, Diane Archer from Just Care & Social Security Works, and Aleka Gürel from HealthSherpa. Special guest Dr. Meghan O’Connell from Doctors for Ameri...
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Last chance for open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act - deadline is January 15! Got questions about Medicare or Affordable Care Act Obamacare, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices & Health Care Voter, Diane Archer from J...
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Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act health insurance continues through January 15! There’s still time to get covered with affordable insurance for next year. Got questions about Medicare or Affordable Care Act Obamacare, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura ...
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Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act health insurance continues! It’s time to get covered with affordable insurance for next year. Got questions about Medicare or Affordable Care Act Obamacare, or America’s health care system in general? Welcome to Care Talk. We answer YOUR health care & health insurance questions live, with experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voi...
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