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The High Price of Lowering Health Costs for 150 Million Americans

Employers clash with hospitals, insurers and even their own workers over high health care prices.

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‘The High Price of Lowering Health Costs for 150 Million Americans’ Transcript

‘The High Price of Lowering Health Costs for 150 Million Americans’ Transcript February 18, 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!…

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Infection Is Not the Only Pandemic Health Risk

Preeti Malani on data showing an increase in ED visit rates for mental health, overdose and violence during the pandemic.

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Fixing Health Care’s ‘Leaky Pipes’ Could Save the U.S. $340 Billion

The U.S. health care system has a lot of problems. Fixing even a few small ones could add up to big savings.

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Alzheimer’s Can Wreak Financial Havoc Years Before Diagnosis

Ezra Golberstein on new research that suggests negative financial consequences can start years before an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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Exploring Inequities in Telemedicine

Rachel Werner on new research looking at which patients have struggled to take advantage of telehealth during the pandemic.

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‘Xavier Becerra: Get to Know Biden’s Pick to lead HHS’ Transcript

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 Spotify Listen in NPR One Dan Gorenstein: President Joe…

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Xavier Becerra: Get to Know Biden’s Pick to Lead HHS

We explore Becerra’s health policy record, what drives his views and what he could do about the country’s health care consolidation problem.

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Why Do We Spend So Much on End-of-Life Care?

Maria Polyakova on research examining the surprising source of outsized health care spending in the last months of life.

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‘The Ten Year War’ Over Obamacare (and the Battles Ahead)

Reporter Jonathan Cohn says the battle over Obamacare offers lessons and clues as to where the party’s “unfinished crusade for universal coverage” may head next.

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