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

A show about the cost of health care that’s more entertaining, empowering, and occasionally useful than enraging, and terrifying and depressing. Reporter... more

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Episodes

Programming note: We're working on some cool new stuff.

... and it's gonna take us a little while to get it ready for you— maybe a couple months. Meanwhile,... more

07 Apr 2021 · 1 minute
Who's been trying to cash in on COVID vaccinations? (And how did racism help them out?)

With COVID vaccinations ramping up, it's time to check in: Who's been trying to make a buck? And who's been... more

17 Mar 2021 · 31 minutes
Revisiting insulin, as relevant (and expensive) as ever

We're re-releasing and updating a story we first reported in 2019, about how insulin got to be so horribly expensive—the... more

25 Feb 2021 · 31 minutes
A legal strategy for erasing billions in medical debt— that works—from a 60-second video.

Yep. This viral TikTok video's recipe for "crushing" medical bills is legally sound. And IRS filings from thousands of hospitals... more

11 Feb 2021 · 26 minutes
A former "bad guy" lawyer shows us how the dark machinery works. And our rights.

Jeff is a lawyer who used to represent medical-bill collectors in court. ("I was a bad guy, for sure," he... more

28 Jan 2021 · 24 minutes
Mini-episode: Two small doses of good news

2021 is off to a rough start, but we've got a couple of small things that don't completely suck. First, a... more

14 Jan 2021 · 10 minutes
A 21st-century Christmas Carol: How one Scrooge became a health-care whistleblower

Former health-care executive Wendell Potter spent part of 2020 publishing high-profile apologies for the lies he says he told the... more

29 Dec 2020 · 21 minutes
From our reporter's notebook: What we learned in 2020, and what's ahead, with T.K. Dutes

This episode turns the tables: Host Dan Weissmann gets interviewed about what he's learned this year, and what's ahead for... more

18 Dec 2020 · 23 minutes
Fight! My family tries to pick health insurance for next year. COVID makes it harder.

Keeping the plan we've got means paying $200 a month more. But... would a "cheaper" plan cost us more in... more

11 Dec 2020 · 19 minutes
Andy Slavitt gives us a COVID check-in from 40,000 feet

Andy Slavitt, who ran a big chunk of health care for the Obama administration, has spent 2020 talking with almost... more

04 Dec 2020 · 27 minutes
An Arm and a Leg
Programming note: We're working on some cool new stuff.
An Arm and a Leg