33 min

Four Steps to Enact Change in Healthcare - Ft. Terry Wilcox The Chronic Connection Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

Are you frustrated with the healthcare system? No system is perfect, we know that, but just because perfection may be out of reach it doesn't mean that we should still 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 direct 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 reform legislation. 

You might think, this doesn't apply to me. I don't have the time, money, or energy to help. However, it doesn't take big action or big effort. It can be incredibly small actions. Even just sending an email can create ripples that together create waves of change. 

If you don't believe me, take the word of today’s guest - Terry Wilcox. A change maker and 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 the treatments they need. 

Today’s conversation touches on 4 action items you can take to help enact change in healthcare with minimal resources, How we can make insurance policies be more patient-forward, and the Top resources to stay up to date on  U.S. healthcare news.



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Patients Rising Podcast - How to Design Better Health Insurance with Dave Chase

https://patients-rising-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/holiday-special-how-to-design-better-health-insurance-MD9jA2od

Every Life Foundation for Rare Diseases

https://everylifefoundation.org/

Patients Rising: Get help, resources, and guidance

https://www.patientsrising.org/get-help/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAqbyNBhC2ARIsALDwAsALOUAkBTABWfQkoqdWlZjiO7Jioc0dsyQs7xmyzI7K7yhTt9oVsRgaAhShEALw_wcB

Patients Rising Now Master Advocacy Course

https://patientsrisingnow.org/advocacy-master-class/

Patients Rising Podcast

https://www.patientsrisingpodcast.org/


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Are you frustrated with the healthcare system? No system is perfect, we know that, but just because perfection may be out of reach it doesn't mean that we should still 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 direct 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 reform legislation. 

You might think, this doesn't apply to me. I don't have the time, money, or energy to help. However, it doesn't take big action or big effort. It can be incredibly small actions. Even just sending an email can create ripples that together create waves of change. 

If you don't believe me, take the word of today’s guest - Terry Wilcox. A change maker and 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 the treatments they need. 

Today’s conversation touches on 4 action items you can take to help enact change in healthcare with minimal resources, How we can make insurance policies be more patient-forward, and the Top resources to stay up to date on  U.S. healthcare news.



We hope enjoy this episode!

Want to be on the pod? Let us know!

https://thechronicpod.weebly.com/reach-out.html

Find us!

Podcast website: https://thechronicpod.weebly.com/

Podcast Instagram: @thechronicpod

Twitter: @thechronicpod

Join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/thechronicpod

Morgan's Instagram: @lifewithmigraine



Patients Rising Podcast - How to Design Better Health Insurance with Dave Chase

https://patients-rising-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/holiday-special-how-to-design-better-health-insurance-MD9jA2od

Every Life Foundation for Rare Diseases

https://everylifefoundation.org/

Patients Rising: Get help, resources, and guidance

https://www.patientsrising.org/get-help/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAqbyNBhC2ARIsALDwAsALOUAkBTABWfQkoqdWlZjiO7Jioc0dsyQs7xmyzI7K7yhTt9oVsRgaAhShEALw_wcB

Patients Rising Now Master Advocacy Course

https://patientsrisingnow.org/advocacy-master-class/

Patients Rising Podcast

https://www.patientsrisingpodcast.org/


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