Tradeoffs

An ‘Automatic’ Solution to Keep People From Losing Health Coverage

Jose Figueroa on new research looking at the impact of a policy that automatically kept people insured even if they missed a payment.

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How Much Free Care Do Hospitals Provide?

Vivian Ho on a new analysis looking at how much charity care different types of hospitals provide.

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Biden’s $400 Billion Bet on Caring for Older and Disabled Americans at Home

President Biden wants to make a huge investment in an often neglected part of the health care system.

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This Algorithm Can Help Docs Better ID Pain in Black Patients

Bapu Jena breaks down research on a new algorithm that could better identify causes of pain in Black patients that radiologists regularly miss.

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A New Era of Gun Violence Research

As gun violence surges, researchers use new federal funding to search for solutions.

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‘A New Era of Gun Violence Research’ Transcript

‘A New Era of Gun Violence Research’ Transcript April 1, 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! Content warning: This episode…

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How Tech Can Shrink Racial Disparities in Medicine

Kosali Simon on research showing how digital tools shrunk the number of unnecessary amputations among Black diabetics.

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No Simple Answers: A COVID Q&A With NYT’S Apoorva Mandavilli

We sit down with one of the top pandemic reporters in the country to answer listener questions.

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Can Improved Public Health Messaging Address COVID-19 Disparities?

Amy Finkelstein on a study evaluating the impact of physician-delivered video messages on Black and Latinx people’s COVID knowledge and information-seeking behaviors.

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One Community Health Center’s COVID Recovery

One year ago, a community health center told us how COVID had wreaked havoc on their budget, staff and patients. How are they doing now?

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