Episodes

Don Antonucci, Blue Shield of California Sr. VP, Growth

Don, who recently started his own podcast, has helped lead successful efforts in multiple states for Blue Shield.  Don spends some time sharing a bit about Blue Shield in CA and what's new in 2021. Check out this episode!
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Karen M Johnson, Health Net’s Medicare Officer

Karen joins the show to shed some light as to how Health Net is helping its many members throughout the state through a variety of offerings.  Karen also addresses the challenge of healthcare accessibility that remains a hot topic in the healthcare community. Check out this episode!
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Dr. Romilla Batra, Chief Medical Officer, SCAN Health Plan

Dr. Batra joins us for our of our Fall Health Plan Miniseries where she shares about SCAN's specific focus on seniors, how COVID-19 has impacted members in 2020, and how SCAN is moving forward into the new plan year for its over 200,000 older adult members.  Check out this episode!
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Anthem Vice President, Medicare Product Management, Martin Esquivel

Martin rejoins the show as the first health plan leader in our 2020 Open Enrollment Miniseries. Martin gives an update into how Anthem continues to evolve while, in certain ways, remaining the same as many of Anthem traditional and supplemental benefits are working well for its Medicare members. Check out this episode!
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WelbeHealth President Matt Patterson Discusses PACE

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, is not as prevalent as one may think due to certain restrictions the government has recently lifted.  Up and coming WelbeHealth, led by Matt Patterson, has quickly grown to be able to provide care to thousands (and growing) of low income older adults.  Matt shares how WelbeHealth came together and how it is helping drive the growth of PACE in…
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CEO of UC Davis Health, David Lubarsky

David spent  time with the show sharing about his journey from one side of the country, South Florida, to the other side with UC Davis Health in Northern California.  Located in the Greater Sacramento area, David shares how UC Davis Health was the first system to treat a COVID-19 community spread case and the lessons learned from the national news story earlier this year. Check out this episode!
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Former US Senator & Healthcare Policy Expert Tom Daschle

Senator Daschle helped lead America post 9/11 and also was one of only two in US history to serve twice as both Majority and Minority leader. Tom shares about his experiences as a US Senator, his role prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and his outlook on healthcare in America. Check out this episode!
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Genworth Sr. VP and Chief Commercial Officer Larry Nisenson

Genworth is considered the largest long term care insurance provider in the United States, but a big focus for Larry nowadays is caring for the caregiver.  Larry shares how Genworth's Carescout network, and its new Caregiver Support Services, can help employers ensure their employees have the support they need when caring for an aging loved one. Check out this episode!
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Kaiser Permanente Sr. VP and COO Bill Caswell

Bill has had the opportunity to serve at KP for many decades.  In this episode, Bill touches on his love for Dodgers, the impact of KP's great former leader, the late Dr. Bernard Tyson, & how Bill has been able to bridge the gap between the various organizations under KP umbrella to help KP grow in California & beyond. Check out this episode!
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Stanford Heath Care’s Exec. Dir. of Care Management & Social Work- Karen Nelson

Karen joined the show to discuss the differences between American and Canadian healthcare, as well as how Stanford case managers and social workers have been successful transitioning patients during the pandemic Check out this episode!
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