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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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A doctor’s love letter to ‘the People’s Hospital’

What if we had a decent, publicly-funded health system — available to everybody, with or without insurance? We’ve got one,... more

23 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Lessons from “wrestling with a giant”

The ER visit was quick and uneventful. The bill was $1,300. Our listener decided to push back. He didn't win,... more

02 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
The bill looked like BS. So she took it to small claims court.

“I sued a hospital in small claims court and lost — here’s what I learned.” That was the subject line... more

09 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
Can They Freaking Do That?!? (2023 Edition)

We’re kicking off the year with a throwback. We revisit a 2019 episode that opened up new possibilities for fighting... more

19 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
2022 in Review

The Arm and a Leg editorial team gathered to talk about the moments from 2022 that we’ll never forget —... more

29 Dec 2022 · 13 minutes
Like pulling teeth.

When a car hit Susan and knocked out a bunch of teeth, her health insurance was supposed to pay for... more

19 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
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
An Arm and a Leg
A doctor’s love letter to ‘the People’s Hospital’
An Arm and a Leg