Point of Health Podcasts
About the Podcast Series:
Point of Health is a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York free audiocast. This series keeps you updated on key topics and issues in the rapidly changing health care industry.
Each edition will feature an interview with experts on health insurance and health care, covering a variety of perspectives and providing information for listeners.
Choose a podcast below. Click on the title to listen.
September 8, 2017
Point of Health Audiocast episode #10, “Defined Contribution—The Future of Employer-Based Health Insurance?” Dave Busch, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer explains what defined-contribution means and how it’s benefiting employers and their insured members.
August 25, 2017
Point of Health Audiocast episode #9, “The Death of Repeal and Replace? Not So Fast” covers the latest updates on the Republican Party’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, featuring comments from AJ Wright, Government Affairs Manager.
June 22, 2017
Point of Health Edition #8 features Cait Zulewski, Director of Community Relations for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and covers the importance of giving back and how a community's health is influenced through corporate social responsibility.
>> BlueCross BlueShield Association's Health of America Community Investment Report
Point of Health Edition #7 features Stephen T. Swift, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and covers the rapidly escalating costs of perscription drugs and why it's a big concern.
>> View the BlueCross BlueShield Association's Report on Drug Costs
June 6, 2017
Point of Health Edition #6 features Donald Ingalls, Vice President, State and Federal Relations of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. The podcast covers the latest updates on Republican's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
April 6, 2017
Point of Health Edition #5 features David Pizza, Managing Director of Health Care Analytics for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association who discusses a recently released report that links healthy communities with healthy economies.
Point of Health Edition #4 features Patricia Hunter, Behavioral Health Manager of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and focuses on how to address the nation's growing opioid crisis.
February 15, 2017
January 12, 2017
Point of Health Edition #2 features Donald Ingalls, Vice President, State and Federal Relations of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, as well as clips from a recently held panel discussion with national and local experts.
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*Information or advice provided through this program is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. As with any health, fitness, or diet related issue or program, you should speak with your own doctor regarding any questions or concerns you may have.