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An Arm and a Leg

No surprise, the cost of health care is… unhealthy. Reporter Dan Weissmann digs up revealing, surprising stories-- and some straight-up hacks-- that can help us get a little less scared and confused about the mess we’re in. We may be screwed, but we’re together. Let's talk

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To get paid, hospitals get creative
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Can they freaking DO that?!?
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If they're going to take you for $3,000 — for stitches! — why can't they at least tell you the price upfront?
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What if this podcast were a musical? Well, here's what it would sound like.
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My Neighbor the Health-Care Ninja
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Mom vs. Texas
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Hey there! Season 3 is coming November 14. Here’s a preview.
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How one drug got its $500,000 price tag (with 99 Percent Invisible)
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Hey there! Season 3 is coming November 14. Here’s a preview.
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A place where they do health care more cheaply and effectively. (And yes, it’s in the U.S.)
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An actor walks into a doctor’s office…
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Whoa, this medical device is spying on me. In my sleep. So my insurer can deny me coverage.
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The insane, surprising history behind insulin’s crazy price (and some hopeful signs in the wild)
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Coming next week: The price of insulin
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Why are drug prices so random? Meet Mr. PBM
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How much for an MRI? Well, that depends…
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We thought we had adulted properly
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We’re back! Here’s a taste of Season 2, launching June 4.
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Is it ever appropriate to fudge a little? (Season One, episode 8)
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Why are ER bills so crazy? With Sarah Kliff of Vox.com. (Season One, episode 7)
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Why Health Insurance Actually Sucks (Season One, episode 6)
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So, Robin Hood’s got an approach to medical bills. (Season One, episode 5)
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Why you (and I) will likely pick the wrong health-insurance plan (Season One, episode 4)
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3. How one drug got its $500,000 price tag. (With 99 Percent Invisible– Season One, episode 3)
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All the Marbles: One woman’s epic quest for health insurance (Season One, episode 2)
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This is Water, and it sucks. Let’s talk. (Season One, episode 1)
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A podcast about the cost of health care, coming November 2018
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