Fat Joe, Wyclef Jean, and Jelly Roll are among the hip-hop artists who have joined the ‘Power to the Patients’ campaign, which advocates for healthcare pricing transparency. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the lack of transparency in the healthcare system and promote a system supported by price transparency.
On Wednesday evening, the hip-hop artists participated in a healthcare affordability event in New York City, where they spoke about their personal experiences with the healthcare system and the need for change. The event was organized by the ‘Power to the Patients’ campaign and featured a panel discussion with healthcare experts and advocates.
The event was part of a larger effort to raise awareness about the issue of healthcare pricing transparency and encourage people to take action. The campaign is calling on lawmakers to pass legislation that would require healthcare providers to disclose the prices of their services upfront.
The ‘Power to the Patients’ campaign has gained significant traction in recent months, with many people sharing their stories about the high cost of healthcare and the lack of transparency in the system. The campaign has also received support from other celebrities, including Mark Ruffalo, who tweeted his support for the campaign in December 2023.
The event was a success, with many attendees expressing their support for the campaign and its goals. The hip-hop artists’ participation in the event helped to bring attention to the issue of healthcare pricing transparency and the need for change.
In September 2023, Fat Joe collaborated with artists such as Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Method Man, French Montana, and Chuck D of Public Enemy to craft a succinct 30-second public service announcement advocating for accessible and fair healthcare.
Taking a crucial stride in this campaign, Fat Joe personally visited the White House to champion policies aimed at enhancing price transparency within the healthcare sector, engaging directly with the Biden administration.