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COVID-19 Lockdowns Round II
12:52
November 18, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews AnneMarie Schieber, research fellow and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform. The discussion revolves around COVID-19 lockdowns, potential vaccines, and upcoming federal hearings for early at home COVID treatment. Watch the live Senate hearing here: https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/early-outpatient-treatment-an-essential-part-of-a-covid-19-solution

12:52
November 18, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews AnneMarie Schieber, research fellow and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform. The discussion revolves around COVID-19 lockdowns, potential vaccines, and upcoming federal hearings for early at home COVID treatment. Watch the live Senate hearing here: https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/early-outpatient-treatment-an-essential-part-of-a-covid-19-solution
 
53:46
November 10, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Dr. Mary Ruwart, biomedical researcher and ethicist. Dr. Ruwart holds a BS in biochemistry (1970), and a Ph.D. in biophysics (1974) from Michigan State University. After two and a half years on the faculty of the Department of Surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Ruwart spent nineteen years as a pharmaceutical research scientist for the Upjohn Company. She currently chairs an IRB (Institutional Review Board), consults with nutraceutical companies, and has been an expert witness against the FDA. One of Ruwart's latest publications: Death by Regulation: http://www.ruwart.com/product/death-regulation) Her website: http://www.ruwart.com/
 
32:12
October 22, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Daniel Savickas, regulatory policy manager at FreedomWorks. The discussion focuses on the Most Favored Nations (MFN) Drug Price Controls Scorecard that FreedomWorks recently launched. (linked below) Looking toward free market solutions and ways the current system can be reformed to lower prescription drug prices. Press Release: https://www.freedomworks.org/content/freedomworks-foundation-launches-mfn-drug-price-controls-scorecard
 
56:52
October 2, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Amber Freed, mother, activist, and founder of SLC6A1 Connect. The prevalence of rare diseases in the U.S. is growing. Nearly 1 out of 10 Americans suffer from a rare disease. For the Freed family and Maxwell her son, time is of the essence to find a cure for SLC6A1. The discussion focuses on rare diseases, finding a cure, and obstacles to bringing new cures to market. LinkedIn o Hashtags/References: @Amber Freed, #SLC6A1, #SLC6A1Connect, #GeneTherapy, #FightLikeAMother, #RareDisease Donate here: slc6a1connect.org/donate-here/ Video of our story: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbNXxMJ4x…&feature=youtu.be Facebook o Follow & Tag: SLC6A1 Connect Donate here: slc6a1connect.org/donate-here/ Video of our story: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbNXxMJ4x…&feature=youtu.be Instagram o Follow & Tag: Milestones_For_Maxwell o Hashtag: #SLC6A1 #SLC6A1Connect #Ellen Twitter o Follow & Tag: Maxs_Milestones
 
17:36
September 22, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Twila Brase, RN, PHN on COVID-19 related treatments and government red tape limiting options for patients. The discussion focuses on preventative treatment options, a possible vaccine, mask mandates and regulations in Minnesota that are limiting options for patients. These are the best places to find the work they are doing: CCHF Social Media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cchfreedom Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCHFreedom “The Wedge of Health Freedom” Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WedgeofHealthFreedom Twitter: @WedgeofFreedom https://twitter.com/WedgeofFreedom Twila’s Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/twilabrase
 
2:19:17
September 21, 2020
Today, Certificate-of-need, or CON laws, in 35 states cover a host of health care services and facility expansions. These laws were intended to make health care more accessible. Instead, they have hindered growth and stifled competition in the medical marketplace. As cronyism and anticompetitive practices—which are inherent to CON laws—have ravaged markets in all industries, the health care market is no exception. The negative effects of government overreach are seen in high costs and outdated hospitals and technologies. Unleashing the free market would level the playing field within the health care market while providing more choices to patients. COVID-19 has exposed how outmoded and unneeded regulation, putting lives at risk and kept delivery of health care at the whims of politicians, not physicians. Watch this webinar by The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank, with guest panelists from FreedomWorks and Institute for Justice, to discuss CON laws and their negative impacts on health care innovation and access. Host: Christina Herrin, The Heartland Instituite https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who-we-are/christina-herrin Panelists: AnneMarie Schieber, a research fellow, The Heartland Institute https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who-we-are/annemarie-schieber Key work: https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/lawmakers-fight-for-certificate-of-need-reform-in-missouri-and-tennessee https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/07/pandemic-exposes-government-barriers-to-ambulance-service/ https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/south-carolina-physicians-call-for-market-based-reforms https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/03/con-repeal-attracts-more-legislative-support-in-south-carolina/ https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/03/indiana-bills-address-non-compete-clauses-on-physicians/ Jaimie Cavanaugh, litigator, Institute for Justice https://ij.org/staff/jaimie-cavanaugh/ Key work: https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article238281028.html https://ij.org/report/conning-the-competition/ Josh Withrow, senior policy analyst, FreedomWorks https://www.freedomworks.org/users/jwithrow Key work: https://www.freedomworks.org/content/support-increasing-hospital-capacity-fight-coronavirus-act-hr-6336 https://www.freedomworks.org/content/michigan-sets-unlikely-example-states-deregulate-health-care https://fee.org/articles/americas-hyper-regulated-health-care-industry-has-been-exposed-by-covid-19/
 
1:10:05
July 31, 2020
Christina Herrin, director of Free to Choose Medicine, interviews Meryl Nass, M.D. on COVID-19 related treatments and government red tape limiting options for patients. Patients and doctors deserve the right to make decisions about health care without big brother in the exam room. Dr. Nass points to the barriers preventing proper patient treatment and discusses how we can improve upon the antiquated FDA regulatory system.
 
26:53
July 29, 2020
Christina Herrin, director of Free to Choose Medicine, discusses the impacts of government regulation limiting treatment options for COVID-19 patients with Joseph Brewer, M.D. Doctors are advocating for patient freedom and the right for doctors and patients to have the freedom to choose medicines that might save their lives. Currently, federal red tape is creating a barrier to treatment, and is limiting the freedom doctors have to treat their patients. Bio: Joseph Brewer, MD Plaza Infectious Disease St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City Kansas City, Missouri Infectious Disease Specialist Medical Director of Infection Prevention, St. Luke’s Hospital Dr. Brewer has been in practice for over 3 decades. The primary focus is direct patient care, although Dr. Brewer has been involved in numerous clinical research projects over the years, as well.
 
2:35:24
July 15, 2020
Dave Racer, MLitt, warns that the U.S. health care system is a recession away from collapsing the private health insurance market. Many politicians say it is time for government to take over. Instead, Dave Racer (DaveRacer.com) shows how to connect the dots among the five key health care elements: patients, employers, providers (physicians, hospitals, and other providers), payers, and government. Dave describes a new, patient-friendlier marketplace, one in which the patient will drive the market, demanding competitive pricing with improved quality and outcomes. In this new marketplace, secrecy in pricing will be eliminated, patients will choose their providers instead of the insurance company, physicians will be able to go independent, hospital prices will fall, and new insurance companies will enter the market. And more, much more.
 
2:06:04
July 14, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to surge across the population, many Americans are finding they lack the right to try medicines that could potentially save their lives. Kris Held, M.D. joins the show to discuss why patients deserve the opportunity to take medicines that can save their lives. Specifically, Held discusses hydroxychloroquine and all the benefits it offers to COVID-19 patients.
 
1:10:03
July 6, 2020
Michael J. A. Robb, M.D. joins Free to Choose Medicine Director Christina Herrin to discuss COVID-19. Their conversation focuses on patient rights during the pandemic. Should patients have access to medicines that carry risks if there's a chance it will save their lives? Dr. Robb and Christina discuss this question and more.
 
29:37
July 2, 2020
Christina Herrin of the Heartland Institute and Naomi Lopez and Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Institute discuss the need to excel patient freedom and get FDA out of the way. During a crisis, it is crucial that doctors and patients are in control of their health care, not the government. Currently, there is no approved treatment for COVID-19, but there are potential options for patients to use off label medicine that have already been approved by FDA for treating other ailments as long as FDA doesn't act as a barrier. Get the scoop by following @_Free2Choose on twitter and stay up to date with our latest Free to Choose Medicine video interviews.