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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 ‘payday loan’ from a health care behemoth

When a New York doctor tweeted recently about “payday loans” for doctors from a branch of UnitedHealth Group — which... more

25 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Mental health ‘ghost networks’ — and a ghost-buster

For lots of people, trying to access mental health treatment — like a therapist or a psychiatrist —is nothing short... more

03 May 2023 · 24 minutes
A $229,000 medical bill goes to court

Before her surgery, a hospital told Lisa French she would end up owing them $1,337. After insurance paid them —... more

13 Apr 2023 · 26 minutes
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
An Arm and a Leg
A ‘payday loan’ from a health care behemoth
An Arm and a Leg