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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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Episodes

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
When hospitals sue patients (part 1)

Hey, it’s the BEST time to support this show with a donation. Thanks to NewsMatch, any gift you make, up... more

07 Dec 2023 · 28 minutes
To get health insurance, this couple made a movie

Last fall, actor-writers Ellen Haun and Dru Johnston were hustling to get their health insurance sorted out for 2023. To... more

16 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
“Your Money or Your Life”: Dr. Luke Messac’s book on the history of medical debt

In 2019, Dr. Luke Messac was a medical resident who found himself spending his day off in a courthouse archive.... more

02 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Paging Dr. Glaucomflecken: Presenting “The Nocturnists - Conversations: Will & Kristin Flanary (The Glaucomfleckens)”

First: an update on our recent two-parter with the writer John Green, about the global, decades-long fight to make an... more

19 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
John Green vs. Johnson & Johnson (part 2)

This is part two of our globe-spanning story about drugs, patents, and YouTube megastar John Green. Quick recap: In our last... more

28 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
John Green vs. Johnson & Johnson (part 1)

This episode  is special. When we heard that widely-beloved writer John Green was rallying his online community  around a fight... more

07 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
An Arm and a Leg
Wait, is insulin cheaper now?
An Arm and a Leg