Disclosures: Berry and Chey report no relevant financial disclosures.
May 21, 2020
39 min listen

Health Policy with Congresswoman Dingell (D-Mich.)

Disclosures: Berry and Chey report no relevant financial disclosures.
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In this episode, we spoke with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) about her history in politics and her passion for advocating for health issues, as well as her thoughts on COVID-19 and how health care providers can effect change by engaging with their representatives.   

  • Intro :10
  • About Congresswoman Dingell :14
  • The interview 2:38
  • Can you talk to us about your background? 2:40
  • What positions did you hold at GM? 3:35
  • Were you with GM during the auto crisis? 4:06
  • How did you get involved in politics? 4:55
  • Women’s health issues 6:22
  • Can you talk about Congressman Dingell’s health care advocacy work? 7:07
  • Do you think we’re entering an environment where people will be more likely to engage in meaningful public health conversations? 9:46
  • Can you talk about your brush with health care issues? 12:45
  • What are your feelings on us cooperating on an international basis to reach a solution on COVID-19 as quickly as possible? 16:07
  • How are you interacting on Capitol Hill? 18:42
  • What will happen with the election? 20:41
  • Do you think, at the national level, some regulations on state licensure for physicians will roll back to their old ways? 21:59
  • The aftereffects of COVID-19 25:20
  • What are some of the misconceptions that physicians or providers have about the role of a congressperson and their ability to affect change? 26:59
  • Health care costs 30:59
  • How can our listeners engage with their congressperson or senator? 33:25
  • If you were advising Vice President Biden, what advice would you give him leading up to the election? 37:01
  • What advice would you have for President Trump 37:50
  • Thank you so much for spending time with us, Congresswoman Dingell 38:02

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) represents the 12th District of Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Disclosures: Berry and Chey report no relevant financial disclosures.