80 episodes

Conversations On Health Care features in-depth discussions on health policy and innovation with industry newsmakers from around the globe.



The podcast is produced by Community Health Center, Inc., Connecticut’s largest provider of medical, dental and behavioral healthcare to the underserved, and hosted by Founder, President and CEO Mark Masselli and Vice President and Clinical Director Margaret Flinter.

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Conversations On Health Care features in-depth discussions on health policy and innovation with industry newsmakers from around the globe.



The podcast is produced by Community Health Center, Inc., Connecticut’s largest provider of medical, dental and behavioral healthcare to the underserved, and hosted by Founder, President and CEO Mark Masselli and Vice President and Clinical Director Margaret Flinter.

    He Helped Eradicate Smallpox – Listen to His Concerns About Monkeypox

    He Helped Eradicate Smallpox – Listen to His Concerns About Monkeypox

    Renowned epidemiologist and innovator Dr. Larry Brilliant says we’ve entered an “age of pandemics” as the Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. Dr. Brilliant is the chair of the advisory board of Ending Pandemics, a nonprofit working to find outbreaks faster around the world. His expertise is a result of his success in helping the World Health Organization eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. He also discusses with hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter the limits of... Read More Read More

    • 29 min
    Are Long Covid Patients Exaggerating? Biden Top Doctor Says No: “Long COVID is real”

    Are Long Covid Patients Exaggerating? Biden Top Doctor Says No: “Long COVID is real”

    U.S. health officials now estimate 7–23 million Americans have developed Long COVID, which can last weeks or months. Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joins “Conversations on Health Care” to push back against Long COVID doubters. She says, “We don’t know exactly what is causing Long COVID, it might not be one thing, but Long COVID is real and those patients need support and they need treatment. We want to... Read More Read More

    • 29 min
    West Alabama Women’s Center Director Talks About the Impact of Roe

    West Alabama Women’s Center Director Talks About the Impact of Roe

    The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, overturning a constitutional right to abortion, has led to abortion services ending at West Alabama Women’s Center, Inc., in Tuscaloosa. The clinic’s director, Robin Marty, explains that the states making abortion illegal are also the ones blocking Medicaid expansion. She says their idea appears to be that “It’s too expensive to give people health care but you can force them to give birth against their will.” Amanda Allen is senior counsel and... Read More Read More

    • 29 min
    Dr. Eric Topol: COVID BA.5 variant “worst we’ve seen”

    Dr. Eric Topol: COVID BA.5 variant “worst we’ve seen”

    Dr. Eric Topol, one of the most prominent and prolific COVID experts, provides his thoughts on the COVID BA.5 subvariant. He says, “it’s the worst variant… [because of] the immune escape…the ability to have growth, fitness and advantages that we haven’t seen before…the properties are getting worse…and lasting longer. The virus has not finished its evolutionary arc. There’s more to come, unfortunately.” Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter also talk to Dr. Topol about Dr. Anthony... Read More Read More

    • 28 min
    How VA Innovation Affects the Entire Health Care System

    How VA Innovation Affects the Entire Health Care System

    The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system. But how much do you know about how well VA Medical Centers and clinics identify innovative therapies, practices and policies and then diffuse them across a large footprint? Ryan Vega, MD, MSHA, leads the Innovation Ecosystem within the Veterans Health Administration. This initiative focuses on being the catalyst for enabling the discovery and spread of mission-driven health care innovation to advance care delivery and service. Dr.... Read More Read More

    • 29 min
    Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege: A Commitment for 50+ Years

    Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege: A Commitment for 50+ Years

    For over 50 years Community Health Center, Inc., has focused on one key thought: Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege. “Conversations on Health Care” is CHC’s nationally syndicated program that brings the mission to life. This week guest host Thalia Assuras, a CBS and ABC News veteran, continues her talk with Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter about CHC’s anniversary, the interview program and its first guest Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. They also discuss how CHC’s experience... Read More Read More

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

sporty dancer ,

Informative and inspirational

Enjoy every one of your episodes with excellent format and content. The episode today with Dr Tom Bodenheimer of UCSF Center for Excellence on primary care was particularly interesting to me. Loved the way you were able to draw specific examples of excellence in primary care from Dr Bodenheimer. Specifics are so helpful in gaining a better understanding of best practices. Finished with a feeling of joy when Dr Bodenheimer told the story of the medical student’s first experience with a patient. Also, as a resident of the Bay Area, I was so pleased to hear the examples of excellence at West County Health Center and Asian Health Services. Thank you for your exceptional work!

kev from da bronx ,

Un-listenable cacophony

The host speaks too fast to be discernible and the guests call into the show on telephones that sound like they’re from the 1990s. How can you be interesting or intelligent if no one can hear or understand you??

Don’t waste your time on this amateur hour.

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