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An Arm and a Leg
An Arm and a Leg
An Arm and a Leg

A show about why health care costs so freaking much, and what we can (maybe) do about it. Hosted by award-winning reporter... more

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Meet the Middleman’s Middleman

Folks who expected their health insurance to cover some out-of-network care have been getting stuck with enormous bills instead. Like... more

13 Jun 2024 · 24 minutes
Staying on Medicaid seems tougher than it should be

We take our first look at Medicaid— the big, federally-funded health insurance program for folks with lower incomes— for two... more

23 May 2024 · 23 minutes
We’re digging into “facility fees.” We need your help.

We’re launching a brand new project and need your help!We’re zooming in on charges that are becoming more and more... more

02 May 2024 · 10 minutes
The Hack

When a subsidiary of the giant UnitedHealth Group got hit by a cyberattack recently, a big chunk of the country’s... more

11 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
Son of Medicare: Attack of the Machines

Reporter Bob Herman from STAT News unpacks his blockbuster investigation about the country’s biggest health care company.   Covering the American health... more

21 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
The Medicare Episode

Health insurance sucks. Which leaves lots of us counting down the days until we turn 65 and can get on... more

29 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Wait, is insulin cheaper now?

A listener wrote to us at the beginning of the year with a query, “I was just reading the news... more

08 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Self defense 101: Keeping your cool while you fight

Dealing with the American health care system as a patient means lots of tough moments – unexpected bills, meds not... more

18 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
One last tip before 2024

Real quick: Now's the best time to support this show! Thanks to a few super-star Arm and a Leg listener/donors,... more

28 Dec 2023 · 4 minutes
When hospitals sue patients (part 2)

Hey! The BEST time to support this show with a donation just got even better. Right now, any gift you... more

21 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
An Arm and a Leg
Meet the Middleman’s Middleman
An Arm and a Leg