Tradeoffs

Medicare’s Unprecedented Alzheimer’s Drug Decision

A doctor, a patient and a former federal official weigh in on Medicare’s recent move to restrict access to a new Alzheimer’s treatment.

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How Immigration Enforcement Can Affect Newborns’ Health

Sebastian Tello-Trillo shares research on the impact of immigration enforcement fears on babies born to undocumented parents.

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How Medicaid Mental Health Coverage Could Keep People Out of Jail

Kosali Simon shares research on the relationship between Medicaid, mental health care and incarceration.

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More Public Transit Can Mean More Access to Care

Emily Gee writes about a new study showing that fewer people missed their appointments after a new transit line opened up in Minnesota.

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State AGs Are Doing Work on Drug Pricing

Erin Fuse Brown writes about a new article highlighting the role of state attorneys general on improving drug price affordability.

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Best Health Care Podcasts of 2021

We look back on some of the best health care podcast episodes as determined by a few of our podcast host friends.

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‘Best Health Care Podcasts of 2021’ Transcript

‘Best Health Care Podcasts of 2021’ Transcript December 9, 2021 Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Listen in Apple Podcasts Listen on…

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The Role of Mental Shortcuts in the Delivery Room

Bapu Jena looks a new research on how doctors use quick mental shortcuts to decide how to deliver babies after complicated births.

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Winter Hiatus Episodes

Explore the guest and rerun episodes we featured in the Tradeoffs podcast feed during our winter 2021-2022 hiatus.

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Saving Money on Cancer Care Is Hard

Stacie Dusetzina shares new research on the results of one of the largest efforts ever to improve care and control costs for cancer patients.

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