How to Be Happy & Healthy With IBD: Tips for Navigating Health Insurance

About IBD

Apr 4 2022 • 41 mins


People who live with chronic illness don’t get training on how to deal with health insurance. Yet it is a major part of living with conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Plus, it not only affects patients living with IBD, but our doctors and other healthcare providers are also frustrated and overburdened with dealing with red tape such as prior authorizations. Dr Shubha Bhat, a gastroenterology clinical pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic and Jaime Holland, who is a healthcare activist and Crohn’s disease patient tell me how they handle health insurance complications and what we can do to change the system.

Concepts discussed on this episode include:

Find Shubha Bhat, PharmD on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Cleveland Clinic.

Find Jaime Holland at Pretty Rotten Guts, Twitter, and Instagram.

Find Amber J Tresca at AboutIBD.com, Verywell, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Credits: Mix and sound design is by Mac Cooney. Theme music, "IBD Dance Party," is from ©Cooney Studio.

Episode transcript and more information at https:/bit.ly/AIBD113