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05/27/2020

Interviewer as Interviewee: David Introcaso Answers Listeners' Questions (May 27th) (Part I)

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Since I've received and answered questions via email concerning podcast interviews and related health care policy questions over the past eight years, I thought it might be it might be useful to attempt answering listeners via a podcast program.  This podcast addresses questions I received via my solicitation a few months ago.  Joe DiLauro, the gentleman whom introduces the podcast and thanks listeners after each interview, and moreover my audio engineer, poses the questions.

During Part I of this discussion, approximately 22 minutes, I address questions concerning the current COVID-19 pandemic and questions concerning health care policy specifics related to Republican and Democratic party approaches to health care reform, Congressional functioning and policy management by Medicare program regulators.    

As for my bio . . . , over approximately the past 25 years I have done health care delivery, financing, policy research and evaluation in Washington DC.  My bio includes having served as Health Policy Adviser to the U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer.  I also spent eight years working in the US Department of Health and Human Services serving as the Evaluation Officer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and as a Public Health Analyst in the Office of Assistant  Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).  I have acute care experience having worked at DC General and post-acute experience having worked with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.   My consulting clients have ranged from the American Heart Association and the American Public Health Association to UnitedHealth Group.  Among other awards I received a three-year W. K. Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship.  I have taught as a adjunct at Georgetown and at George Washington universities and over the past eight years, beyond producing over 200 interviews via this podcast, have authored over 50 health policy-related essays.  My BS, MA and Ph.D. degrees were earned at Rutgers and Arizona State.  

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