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Tradeoffs

Tradeoffs

Long-time health care reporter Dan Gorenstein hosts an examination of health care, policy, and people; and the weighty decisions we all find ourselves faced with.

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Babies, Boats & Abstracts: An Insider's Guide to Health Policy Conferences

Health policy experts are kicking off the summer with back-to-back conferences: AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting and the 10th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon). Hop on the Tradeoffs Tours bus for conference tips, stories and exciting research with a conference veteran, Kosali Simon.Guest: Kosali Simon, PhD, Herman B. Wells Endowed Professor, Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences; Indiana UniversityFind links to the conferences' full agendas and an episode transcript on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/06/17/babies-boats-abstracts-an-insiders-guide-to-health-policy-conferences/Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: bit.ly/tradeoffsnewsletterSupport this type of journalism today, with a gift: https://tradeoffs.org/donateFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradeoffspod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
June 17, 2021

Drilling Into a Dentist's COVID Roller Coaster Ride

The pandemic forced dentists across the country to shut down last spring. We talk with one dentist about what that meant for her business, her patients, and what it’s been like to open back up.Guest: Stacey Van Scoyoc, DDS, General Dentist, Co-Owner, Bloomington Family DentalFind additional resources and a full transcript of today's episode on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/06/10/drilling-into-a-dentists-covid-roller-coaster-ride/Take our short listener survey, and you could win a $50 gift card! bit.ly/TradeoffsSurveySign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: bit.ly/tradeoffsnewsletterSupport this type of journalism today, with a gift: https://tradeoffs.org/donateFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradeoffspod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
June 10, 2021

The FDA’s Pressure-Packed Alzheimer’s Drug Decision

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration faces a costly and consequential decision over whether to approve a controversial new Alzheimer’s drug.Guest:Caleb Alexander, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthView the transcript for today's episode: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/06/03/the-fdas-pressure-packed-alzheimers-drug-decisionTake our short listener survey, and you could win a $50 gift card! bit.ly/TradeoffsSurveySign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: bit.ly/tradeoffsnewsletterSupport this type of journalism today, with a gift: https://tradeoffs.org/donateFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradeoffspod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
June 3, 2021

Catching America’s Top Cancer Killer

New national guidelines say millions more Americans should get screened for lung cancer. The test can save lives, but it's inaccessible to many and harmful to some. How should we balance the promise and perils of lung cancer screening?Guests:Otis Brawley, MD, Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineLisa Carter-Harris, PhD, APRN, Behavioral Scientist and Adult Nurse Practitioner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterCherie Erkmen, MD, Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program, Temple UniversityElla Kazerooni, MD, Professor of Radiology, University of MichiganIda Pittman, lung cancer patient, Temple University Hospital Helena Price, Ida’s cousin and health care advocateGerard Silvestri, MD, Professor of Pulmonology, Medical University of South CarolinaDig deeper into the research and tradeoffs of lung cancer on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/05/27/catching-americas-top-cancer-killer/Take our short listener survey, and you could win a $50 gift card! bit.ly/TradeoffsSurveySign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: bit.ly/tradeoffsnewsletterSupport this type of journalism today, with a gift: https://tradeoffs.org/donateFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradeoffspod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 27, 2021

Calling the Shots: Should Employers Mandate COVID Vaccines?

With about one-third of Americans still not convinced they need to be vaccinated for COVID-19, many employers are debating whether to require their workers to get vaccinated. We dig into the research to help employers weigh the pros and cons.Guests:Sayeh Nikpay, PhD; Tradeoffs Contributing Research Editor; Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of MinnesotaCorey White, PhD; Assistant Professor of Economics; Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoBrandyn Churchill, PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt UniversityLearn more about Corey and Brandyn's research and the pros and cons of employer mandates on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/05/20/calling-the-shots-should-employers-mandate-covid-vaccines/Take our short listener survey, and you could win a $50 gift card! bit.ly/TradeoffsSurveySign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: bit.ly/tradeoffsnewsletterSupport this type of journalism today, with a gift: https://tradeoffs.org/donateFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradeoffspod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 20, 2021

3 Employers, 2 Wonks and 1 Health Insurance Mess (LIVE!)

In this special live episode, policy experts and employers debate the best way to improve the health insurance that 150 million Americans get through work. This session was part of “The Promise of Health Reform and a Public Option in a Biden Administration,” a virtual conference put on by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and United States of Care.Guests:Brian Blase, PhD, CEO, Blase Policy Strategies; Senior Fellow, Galen Institute; Senior Fellow, Foundation for Government AccountabilitySuzanne Delbanco, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Catalyst for Payment ReformAllison Hoffman, JD, Professor of Law and LDI Senior Fellow, University of PennsylvaniaShaundell Newsome, Founder, Sumnu Marketing; Co-Chair, Small Business for America’s FutureSheila Savageau, U.S. Health Care Leader, General Motors (edited) Dig deeper into the research and tradeoffs of integrated care on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/05/13/3-employers-2-wonks-and-1-health-insurance-mess/LISTEN BACK to our recent episode how what other employers are managing the cost of health care: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/02/18/the-high-price-of-lowering-health-costs/Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: bit.ly/tradeoffsnewsletterSupport this type of journalism today, with a gift: https://tradeoffs.org/donateFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradeoffspod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 13, 2021

Tradeoffs

America's already costly and complicated health care system is facing an enormous new burden, as COVID-19 spreads across the country. Fighting this virus and fixing the flaws it has revealed in our health care system will require us to tackle hard questions with no easy answers. It will require Tradeoffs. Long-time health care reporter Dan Gorenstein hosts an examination of health care, policy, and people; and the weighty decisions we all find ourselves faced with.
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Dan Gorenstein

Dan Gorenstein

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Before launching Tradeoffs, Dan was the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Health Desk, covering the business of health care, and before that, he spent more than 11 years at New Hampshire Public Radio. He got his start in journalism at the Chicago Reporter, an investigative journal that examines race and class disparities in the Chicago area. He’s won numerous national and local awards, including the Society of Professional Journalist Sigma Delta Chi investigative reporting award.

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