2020 And Being A Young Adult, What Patients Told Their Physician About Their Financial Concerns

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We discuss how 2020 has impacted the lives, futures, and outlooks of young adults with an author. And a primary care physician shares some examples of what his patients told him when he asked about how worrying about costs affected their health care decision-making.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rainesford Stauffer Guest
  • Dr. Michael Stein Guest