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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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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
Something's coming, something good.

Hey there— our next story is gonna take a little more time to cook, but it is going to be... more

17 Aug 2023 · 3 minutes
How to Get a Surprise Bill on Your Way to the Hospital

For a year and a half now, the No Surprises Act has protected patients from some of the most outrageous... more

27 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Wait, what’s a PBM (and how do they work)?

If you’ve been told your insurance won’t cover your meds — or that you’re gonna have to pay an arm... more

06 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Credit Card, Please

A listener’s doctor wanted her credit card info up front — before her appointment. She wondered: Do I need to... more

15 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
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
An Arm and a Leg
John Green vs. Johnson & Johnson (part 2)
An Arm and a Leg
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