The Cost of Care
What’s your life worth? Healthcare in the United States can bankrupt you, demoralize you—or actually kill you. Healthcare economist David Smith grew up in a Mormon community in Utah, and lost his father, sister, and brother to the same deadly epidemic. He’s spent his career exploring whether their deaths were preventable and how we can make health a priority for everyone. On The Cost of Care, David and his guests – patients, medical experts, and policy makers – reveal how the wealthiest nation on earth ended up with one of the most expensive, worst-performing health care systems in the world and provide solutions to fix it, together.
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June 3, 2021 | 9. We Asked, You Replied: Listener Submissions Special
May 27, 2021 | 8. Medical Jargon is Killing Us
May 20, 2021 | 7. Why Kidney Failure Pays
May 13, 2021 | 6. What’s Missing in Maternal Health?
May 6, 2021 | 5. Burnout: The Vicious Cycle
April 29, 2021 | 4. The Million Dollar Baby
April 22, 2021 | 3. Upcoded: You’re Never Done Paying
April 15, 2021 | Sickness = Profit
April 15, 2021 | The Doomsday Clock