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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.

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.

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English


Episodes

Pulse Check at Work: Data scientist

9/20/2018
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Meet the analysts who are plucking insights from health care's growing pool of data.

Duration:00:42:07

Pulse Check at Work: Radiologist

9/12/2018
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Overseas doctors are cheaper. Artificial intelligence could eventually be smarter. Patient safety concerns have multiplied. Are American radiologists' days numbered?

Duration:00:42:02

Pulse Check at Work: Home health aide

9/6/2018
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Home health aide is one of the fastest-growing jobs in America – and the first job in our month-long series that will explain how different health care workers fit into the broader health policy picture.

Duration:00:40:42

Brett Kavanaugh, ACA court hearings take center stage

9/2/2018
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What POLITICO reporters are watching as Congress comes back and Obamacare oral arguments get underway.

Duration:00:19:38

The lawyers trying to prove Trump sabotaged the ACA

8/29/2018
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These lawyers say that President Trump sabotaged the Affordable Care Act — and that they can prove his moves are illegal.

Duration:00:28:44

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

8/23/2018
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"I think rural health care is on life support...[and] we need to redesign all of that." Sen. Heidi Heitkamp talks about delivering health care in North Dakota — and answers questions on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, Medicaid work requirements and what she's discussed with CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

Duration:00:28:51

Defending vaccines, with Paul Offit

8/15/2018
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"I've been physically harassed. I've been sued as a way of getting me to shut up. I've had three death threats the FBI deemed credible... But doing the right thing isn't an easy thing."

Duration:00:39:17

Don Rucker wants to set health data free

8/8/2018
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The national coordinator for health IT says it's past time to empower patients to get their data.

Duration:00:42:58

Trump's steady march to remake the ACA, with Lanhee Chen

8/1/2018
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The Trump administration just undermined the Affordable Care Act — again. A prominent conservative makes the argument for why it's a good thing.

Duration:00:44:00

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

7/25/2018
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Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the former HHS secretary and current American University president, reflects on her work in the Obama administration, the fate of the Affordable Care Act and her new challenges in higher ed.

Duration:00:50:31

The abortion fight, from then to now

7/18/2018
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Forty-five years after Roe v. Wade. Twenty-six years after Planned Parenthood v. Casey. POLITICO reporters trace the battle over abortion in America — how we got here and what's next.

Duration:00:28:04

MD Anderson's Ron DePinho on fighting brain cancer

7/12/2018
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Ron DePinho, a famed researcher who led MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the moonshot cancer initiative, whether curing cancer is realistic and why he stepped down as hospital president.

Duration:00:22:46

What Brett Kavanaugh means for health care

7/10/2018
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POLITICO reporters discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court and why the looming confirmation fight will be framed around health care.

Duration:00:36:04

Roundup: HHS and the migrant crisis, the ACA and bonus Atul Gawande Q&A

7/5/2018
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Atul Gawande shares his thoughts on long-term care and health reform. POLITICO reporters discuss the latest news on HHS' response to the migrant crisis and the Affordable Care Act.

Duration:00:48:07

Roundup: The courts, Congress and the migrant crisis with Bob Carey

6/27/2018
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Bob Carey, who ran the HHS refugee office during the Obama administration, debunks myths about the migrant crisis. POLITICO reporters analyze the latest Supreme Court decisions and Congress' rush to pass opioid legislation.

Duration:00:50:39

Bonus: Andy Slavitt and Cindy Gillespie on immigration, Medicaid, the elections and more

6/22/2018
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Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival’s “Spotlight Health,” ex-Obama official Andy Slavitt and Arkansas health chief Cindy Gillespie address how HHS should quickly reunify separated families, look for common ground on Medicaid work requirements and debate the future of the ACA.

Duration:00:59:20

The fall of Theranos, with 'Bad Blood' author John Carreyrou

6/20/2018
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John Carreyrou, the Wall Street Journal reporter who exposed fraud at Theranos, explains when he knew he had the story, how so many other journalists missed it, what happened when Elizabeth Holmes asked Rupert Murdoch to kill his investigation and answers listener-submitted questions.

Duration:00:51:57

The rise of JUUL, with Tevi Troy

6/13/2018
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Why a top government health official decided to go work for an e-cigarette company.

Duration:00:38:03

Sen. Bill Cassidy

6/6/2018
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Sen. Bill Cassidy discusses his new package of health care ideas, Republicans' push to repeal the Affordable Care Act and whether he regrets his experience with Jimmy Kimmel.

Duration:00:42:44

Is Trump winning the war on abortion?

5/24/2018
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Marjorie Dannenfelser, the head of Susan B. Anthony List and a top adviser to President Donald Trump on abortion issues, explains her support for Trump and her organization's agenda ahead of the midterms. POLITICO reporters discuss the Trump administration's moves to limit access to abortion, including recent changes to the Title X program.

Duration:00:40:11