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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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The best video about health insurance, ever

A couple months ago, we started getting messages from listeners telling us: you gotta watch this video. It’s a thirty minute... more

01 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
Health insurance post-Roe, and a grassroots network of abortion funds

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion has been banned in more than a dozen states. As you... more

17 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
A listener asks: Could NOT having insurance be a better deal?

It’s open enrollment for 2023 health insurance for lots of folks — a time when you might find yourself asking:... more

03 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
Quick update from Arm and a Leg HQ

Hey there,You may have noticed, we've been keeping a slower pace for the last few months — publishing every three... more

20 Oct 2022 · 5 minutes
California plans to make its own insulin and sell it super-cheap. Really.

This year, the state of California put up $100 million to produce its own insulin, and sell it for cheap.... more

29 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Congress fixed (a piece of) Medicare. It only took a few decades.

Lots of seniors have to pay thousands of dollars for drugs—even tens of thousands—or do without life-saving medicine. That’s finally... more

08 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
The Medical-bill "Negotiation Lab"

It’s often possible to negotiate medical bills. It sounds hard — and it can be — but what if we... more

18 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
The Genetic Testing ‘Bait-and-Switch’

Is it possible for a health care company to make enough people mad about their billing practices that it hurts... more

28 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
One ER Doc’s Journey Through the Pandemic — and the Health Care System

Thomas Fisher is an emergency room doc in Chicago. His book, The Emergency, is an up-close chronicle of the COVID... more

07 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
These docs are trying to kick private equity out of their ER

About a third of ER doctors now work for companies backed by private equity. A lot of those docs do... more

16 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
An Arm and a Leg
The best video about health insurance, ever
An Arm and a Leg