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HEALTH POLICY EXPERTS DISCUSS PREMIUM INCREASES, PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS FOR FLORIDIANS ON “HOSPITAL WARRIOR” PODCAST, AVAILABLE NOW

SARASOTA— National and Florida health care policy experts discuss developments in the health care debate, including premium increases, pre-existing condition exclusions, and overall affordability and accessibility, in the podcast Hospital Warrior: Advocates and Experts. Hosted by author Bonnie Friedman, Hospital Warrior features a discussion with Leslie Dach, founder and chair of Protect Our Care, and Barbara Zdravecky, former CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.

The podcast was arranged by the grassroots advocacy group Floridians for a Fair Shake, which advocates for an economy that works for everyone and affordable health care for all.

Against the backdrop of the return of pre-existing exclusions and rising premiums — Cigna has requested a more than 30 percent hike for 2019 — the Hospital Warrior podcast provides context for reporters and the general public wondering where the debate will lead in a contentious political environment.

Hospital Warrior: Advocates and Experts can be found HERE.

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