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An Arm and a Leg

A Science, Medicine and Health podcast featuring Dan Weissmann
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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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How much for an MRI? Well, that depends…
This week, we look at three MRIs with four different price tags, and an enormous range.   Liz Salmi and a view of her brain. (Photo: Kaiser Health News) The first two price tags come from listener Liz Salmi, who has been living with brain cancer fo…
To get paid, hospitals get creative
Hospital bills are too high, and insurance doesn’t cover enough. Turns out, that’s a crisis for hospitals too: more and more of us aren’t paying those bills, because we can’t. So, they’re getting creative about collecting — and offering discounts. …
We thought we had adulted properly
Caitlin and Corey Gaffer got a surprise letter from their insurance company — saying they were being dumped for non-payment. Except, as far as they knew, they were paid up. As it turned out, they’d made a couple of small mistakes, which they were e…


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Sarah Breau reviewed this podcast on Mar 13th, 2019
"Dan Weissmann's experience as a reporter shows through in this excellently-researched and excellently-written podcast. Each episode addresses a different aspect of healthcare in the US, and so far they have all been terrific. I can't wait for season 2. Highly recommended."

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Oct 11th, 2018
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Jun 4th, 2019
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