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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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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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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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Rethinking Telehealth’s Role in Treating Addiction

COVID opened the door to treating addiction remotely. Now policymakers have to decide whether to keep telehealth around.

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Let’s Make a Deal…on Drug Prices

Democrats are on the brink of passing a historic set of drug price reforms. How will they impact patients, insurers and the drug industry?

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Has Medicaid Managed Care Delivered On Its Promise?

Letting private insurers offer Medicaid coverage was supposed to lower costs and improve care. Did it work?

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The Costly, Confusing Medicare Choices Facing 62 Million Americans

It’s Medicare open enrollment time, but shopping for a new plan is much harder and riskier than it seems.

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COVID’s Push and Pull on the Public Health Workforce

A conversation between one person who felt she had to leave public health and another who was inspired to join the field.

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Can Democrats Reconcile Their Health Policy Differences?

Democratic lawmakers face tough health care compromises as they struggle to secure votes for their blockbuster spending bill.

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How Do We Keep the Nursing Shortage From Getting Worse?

Experts are worried the U.S. could be headed for its worst nursing shortage in 20 years.

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