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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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2022 update: How to avoid a big bill for your COVID test (feat. Sarah Kliff)

COVID testing—the kind they send to a lab— is supposed to be free in the U.S. But it’s never been... more

13 Jan 2022 · 23 minutes
Our Year in Review, with members of the Arm and a Leg team

An Arm and a Leg wraps up a big year, and some of the team takes a moment to reflect.... more

30 Dec 2021 · 15 minutes
Why rapid COVID tests are so freaking expensive

Who’s making a buck: rapid test edition. Rapid, at-home COVID tests are pretty much essential if you want to see... more

20 Dec 2021 · 20 minutes
Fighting with health insurance is easy (for Jackie Fox)

Health insurance is like some medieval horror, says law professor Jackie Fox. But, funny thing: She also says insurance fights are... more

09 Dec 2021 · 19 minutes
How to avoid the crappiest health insurance.

We kick off with a wild ride: How one journalist almost got roped into a scam.While hunting for a new... more

24 Nov 2021 · 24 minutes
The Insurance Warrior takes on a $61B Company

When Mattew Lientz needed surgery to save his life, his insurance wouldn’t cover it. Enter: Laurie Todd, the Insurance Warrior.... more

11 Nov 2021 · 24 minutes
Meet the Insurance Warrior

In 2005, Laurie Todd needed surgery to save her life. Her insurance company had no intention of paying for it.... more

01 Nov 2021 · 23 minutes
We spend 12 million hours a week on the phone with health insurance

Yup. A Stanford professor measured it. So… we should probably learn how they actually make money, understand their incentives. Here’s... more

14 Oct 2021 · 19 minutes
Wait, that was legal until now?!?

Hospitals in Maryland were suing patients over bills that should’ve been forgiven.It wasn’t illegal. Until now. How a coalition changed... more

30 Sep 2021 · 26 minutes
"We just kept right on pushing"

Manny Lanza died because he didn't have insurance. His parents fought back, with help from New York’s favorite tabloid. After... more

16 Sep 2021 · 25 minutes
An Arm and a Leg
2022 update: How to avoid a big bill for your COVID test (feat. Sarah Kliff)
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