Care Talk with Laura Packard

Laura Packard

American health care is broken. But that doesn't mean it needs to break you. With the help of some friends, we can make sense of it all and come out stronger. Join Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate, each week on Care Talk as she brings policy experts to answer your questions on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, private insurance, and more. We help patients and families navigate America's health insurance and health care systems, and explain topics in-depth from how to fight medical bills to lowering the cost of healthcare in America. New episodes every Tuesday. CALL/TEXT IN YOUR QUESTIONS FOR FUTURE EPISODES ‪(202) 838-6837‬. read less

Affordable Care Act Turns 13! How is Obamacare doing? w/ Jonathan Cohn, author of "The Ten Year War"
Mar 28 2023
Affordable Care Act Turns 13! How is Obamacare doing? w/ Jonathan Cohn, author of "The Ten Year War"
The Affordable Care Act turns 13 this month — coming a long way since President Obama signed it into law in 2010. But how has Obamacare fared through the decade? And, with ongoing conservative threats, what's next? Jonathan Cohn, senior national reporter for HuffPost and author of “The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage”, joins Care Talk to talk about the history and future of the Affordable Care Act, and what's next for health care reform in America. Plus experts including stage 4 cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard from Health Care Voices, and Aleka Gürel from Health Sherpa answer your health care and health insurance questions. This episode includes answers to: How to approach a doctor if you can’t pay for care? What should you do if you can’t afford Medicare premiums?  People on SSI (Supplemental Security Income) & SSDI (Social Security Disability Income) should qualify for Medicaid, but only people on SSI qualify? What are all the different types of Medicare, the alphabet soup of Medicare Parts A B C D? Which ones do you need? Can small business owners and employees use the Affordable Care Act for insurance? Buy Jonathan's book: New episodes of Care Talk every Tuesday, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Call or text your health insurance and health care questions in to (202) 838-6837 to get answers in future shows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit