Real World Health Care Blog

About Us

Real World Health Care (RWHC) is sponsored by the HealthWell Foundation, a leading nonprofit that provides financial assistance to help underinsured patients living with chronic or life-altering conditions afford their medical treatments. Since 2004, HealthWell has awarded more than $840 million in copay assistance to over 320,000 insured Americans and currently operates more than 60 funds, including 20+ oncology funds.

As part of its mission to assist the highest-need patients who have nowhere else to turn, HealthWell will launch a new copayment assistance fund in 2018 to help cancer patients who need behavioral health interventions, but who struggle to afford that care. The fund will provide financial assistance to help with cost-shares for prescription drugs, counseling services and transportation.

Since 2013, RWHC has featured compelling content on health care issues affecting Americans. From features on the people, programs and products changing the way health care is delivered, to interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, to profiles of patient advocacy organizations, RWHC has provided valuable insights and information to those interested in both the current state and the future of health care.

New Year-Long Blog Series. Real World Health Care will support HealthWell’s mission with a year-long series focusing on behavioral health issues associated with chronic illness. Our goal is to highlight behavioral health programs and services available to patients, caregivers and providers. We’ll offer insights on programs and initiatives from individuals and organizations dedicated to making sure that those with chronic illnesses like cancer are also getting the behavioral health treatments they need.

Our new series follows on the heels of recent series topics including:

  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Pain Management
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Pediatric Health
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Big Data in Health Care

Outstanding Visibility. The blog is supported by a robust social media campaign to boost our following, grow our influence and reach the audiences of interest to our guest bloggers.

  • 60,000+ page views since 2013
  • 7,500 annual users
  • 1,200+ Twitter followers

For more information on Real World Health Care, contact managing editor Linda Barlow at or 267-481-0502.