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Weekly conversations with some of the most interesting and influential people in health care, hosted by POLITICO Pulse author Dan Diamond.

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Weekly conversations with some of the most interesting and influential people in health care, hosted by POLITICO Pulse author Dan Diamond.

    Did Trump just solve the vaping crisis?

    Did Trump just solve the vaping crisis?

    POLITICO reporters discuss the president's new plan to crack down on e-cigarettes — and why he retreated from his stricter promise to transform the industry.

    • 32 min
    Six things missing in the Medicare-for-All debate

    Six things missing in the Medicare-for-All debate

    POLITICO reporters break down what's getting overlooked in the fight over single-payer health care, ahead of next week's PBS NewsHour/POLITICO presidential primary debate.

    • 26 min
    Inside the fight shaking HHS, with Adam Cancryn and Rachana Pradhan

    Inside the fight shaking HHS, with Adam Cancryn and Rachana Pradhan

    The two top Trump appointees in the Humphrey building haven't seen eye-to-eye on health policy, personnel and priorities — and that's causing real problems.

    • 31 min
    Sponsored Content: Telehealth solutions bridging the health care divide for veterans

    Sponsored Content: Telehealth solutions bridging the health care divide for veterans

    A conversation on the technologies that can close the distance gap between rural veterans and clinicians

    • 29 min
    Saving the VA, Chapter 4: Sen. Jon Tester on Congress' role

    Saving the VA, Chapter 4: Sen. Jon Tester on Congress' role

    The top Democrat on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee talks about passing legislation and conducting oversight to make sure the VA is fulfilling its mission.

    • 28 min
    Saving the VA, Chapter 3: The patient experience, with J.R. Wilson

    Saving the VA, Chapter 3: The patient experience, with J.R. Wilson

    A disabled veteran — 17 surgeries after being injured in the service — talks about how he uses the VA and his worries about its future.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

Gaujot ,

Health policy at its best

Dan is a perfect host. He has interesting guests for reasonably deep dives. He probes further when appropriate. Overall he leaves guests more (or newly) informed about critical issues in health policy.

Multiplyd ,

Solid, informative

Dan is a great reporter. Imthis is a wonky podcast that those who are interested in healthcare would really enjoy. It talks about policy and politics related to the health industry. Good guests appearances..

Boulder Chuck ,

Great!

Just listened the the Scott Gottlieb interview, extremely articulate intelligent dedicated person. He will be missed.

I love the in-depth coverage of issues. The interviews are the best. Conversations that last longer then just sound bites. Don asks pointed questions and his guests have time to fully respond.

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