Tradeoffs

America’s Medical Debt Problem

Engy Ziedan breaks down new research on the high levels of medical debt in the U.S. and the relationship between debt and Medicaid expansion.

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August Hiatus Episodes

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

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What Happens When Urgent Care Comes to Town?

Bapu Jena digs into research looking at what happens to Medicare spending when urgent care centers enter a market.

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Health Care’s Ransomware Wake-Up Call

A spike in ransomware attacks is pushing the health care industry to beef up its digital defenses.

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‘Health Care’s Ransomware Wake-Up Call’ Transcript

‘Health Care’s Ransomware Wake-Up Call’ Transcript July 29, 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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When Picking an ACA Plan Becomes An Olympic Event

Stacie Dusetzina digs into research showing that Obamacare shorthands of “silver” and “gold” plans aren’t always helpful.

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Sacrifices and Small Wins: The Fight Against Rising Gun Violence

As gun violence continues to soar in U.S. cities, one violence prevention specialist tries to stem the tide of homicides in his hometown.

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How Medicaid Helps The Next Generation

Atheendar Venkataramani writes about new research showing how Medicaid coverage can help someone who hasn’t even been born yet.

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One Woman’s Year Surviving the Pandemic with a Disability

A young woman living with cerebral palsy shares the struggles, fears and silver linings she’s experienced during the pandemic.

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The Role of Hospitals in COVID-19 Disparities

Adam Gaffney looks at new research linking hospitals to racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality.

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