Health Care and Chronic Kidney Disease - Tips to influence policy with Sara Bitter

Dadvice TV Episode 93: Health Care and Chronic Kidney Disease - Tips to influence policy with Sara Bitter. Health care, health-care, or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Kidney Patients need cohesive health care coverage to cope with kidney disease and the cost of treatment. We all have to juggle the challenges of remaining healthy, getting treatment, and being able to afford to pay for our health care. Today we are going to talk about what you can do to help improve the lives of kidney patients when it comes to health care. This is not a political conversation with one side vs the other - but this is a policy conversation about doing what’s right.

Kidney patients face challenges with affordable health care, many are living with disabilities, and the struggle with depression and anxiety is all too common. It is important that we look at the candidates running for office and make certain we pick the ones who will represent our voices. I’m not talking about the upcoming presidential election - that one matters, but I really want to focus on the local elections…where we can have a larger voice and influence positive change.

Guest Sara Bitter shares tips and advice based on her extensive experience with health care - both from the policy side and the patient side. Learn more about Sara Bitter at https://sarabitter.com/

Sara Bitter is a mother, a lawyer, and a disability rights advocate who is running to be the Ohio State House Representative for District 27. Sara’s personal and professional passion of advocating for people with disabilities, mental health conditions, addiction issues, and their caregivers, is key part of her campaign. When elected, Sara will be a voice for those individuals and will fight for legislation that gives access to mental health education for students in grades K-12 in Ohio. Sara has a BA in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati, and a JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Sara’s professional experience includes roles at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the White House (during the Clinton Administration), as well as numerous advisory roles for volunteer organizations.

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IMPORTANT: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. Patients should always be under the care of a physician and defer to their physician for any and all treatment decisions. This video is not meant to replace a physician's advice, supervision, and counsel. No information in the video should be construed as medical advice. All medical decisions should be made by the patient and a qualified physician. This video is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE.

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