POLITICO's Pulse Check

Don Rucker wants to set health data free

Episode Summary

The national coordinator for health IT says it's past time to empower patients to get their data.

Episode Notes

"The real, ultimate issue is not interoperability — it's unaffordability of American healthcare and lack of consistent health care product... You go to see somebody, and you don't know what it's going to cost."

Don Rucker, the national coordinator for health information technology, explains how the Trump administration is building on — and departing from — the Obama administration's policies. POLITICO's Darius Tahir also joins to evaluate efforts to improve data access.