The Price of Innovation

Is it possible to lower drug prices without losing out on breakthrough treatments in the future?

'Hot Spotters' on Trial

What do you do when a process celebrated for keeping the country’s costliest patients out of the hospital doesn’t work as well as we thought?

Leap of Faith

As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country, some states are turning to controversial laws that force people into treatment.

The Good Stuff

Two friends—a doctor and an economist—have spent more than 20 years trying to redesign insurance around one simple but elusive goal: make the good stuff more accessible than the bad stuff.

Feeding the Sick

We know good nutrition is tied to good health. But is there evidence that food should be prescribed and paid for like medicine?

What Brings You In Today?

Health care leaders are spending more time and money trying to improve how doctors and nurses communicate with their patients. Are those efforts working?

The Train Has Left the Station

What have 30 years of hospital mergers meant to the cost and quality of care we receive? And where do we go from here?

The Town the Ballpark Is In

A team of economists and coders has built one of the most influential machines in health care—a machine almost no one has ever heard of.

Season 1: Sneak Peek

Tradeoffs is a new podcast exploring our confusing, costly, and often counterintuitive health care system. Season 1 starts October 16th.