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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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Employers Grapple With Fear, Uncertainty and Vaccine Mandates

As President Biden ups the pressure on businesses to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for their employees, we talk with a preschool owner wrestling with the decision and a researcher with tips on how to make a mandate work.Guests:Lesia Daniel-Hollingshead, Co-owner, Funtime ClintonAshley Ritter, APRN, PhD; Director of Clinical Care Research, NewCourtland; Adjunct Assistant Professor, NewCourtland Center for Transitions in Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; CEO, Dear PandemicFind additional resources and reporting on vaccine mandates and read a full transcript of this episode on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/09/16/employers-grapple-with-fear-uncertainty-and-vaccine-mandates/ 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.
September 16, 2021

The Next Big Challenge to Abortion Rights

The Supreme Court just declined to block a controversial abortion ban in Texas. Now an even bigger case looms on their docket, and it could dramatically alter abortion access across the U.S.Guests:Laurie Sobel, JD, Associate Director, Women’s Health Policy, Kaiser Family FoundationAlina Salganicoff, PhD, Senior Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy, Kaiser Family FoundationThere's more about these two laws and the imminent SCOTUS case on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/09/09/the-next-big-challenge-to-abortion-rights/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.
September 9, 2021

Schools Brace For Pandemic-Fueled Mental Health Needs

Kids are returning to in-person school this fall with increased rates of depression, anxiety and other pandemic-fueled mental health challenges, and schools are leaning on billions in new federal funding to meet the growing need.Guests:Kyron Harvell, Principal, Vivian Riddle Elementary School; Lansing, MichiganSharon Hoover, PhD, Co-Director, National Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland School of MedicineLearn more about the research behind youth and school mental health on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/09/02/schools-brace-for-pandemic-fueled-mental-health-needs/Read a transcript of this episode: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/09/02/schools-brace-for-pandemic-fueled-mental-health-needs-transcript/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.
September 2, 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 screening on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/05/27/catching-americas-top-cancer-killer/Read a transcript of this episode: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/05/27/catching-americas-top-cancer-killer-transcript/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.
August 26, 2021

Calling the Shots: Should Employers Mandate COVID Vaccines?

With more employers requiring their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, we dig into the research to help employers weigh the pros and cons. [This episode was originally published on May 20, 2021.]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/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.
August 19, 2021

Presenting The Nocturnists: Stories from a Pandemic

One of the hardest things about being healthcare workers going through this pandemic is that we've both experienced and borne witness to moments that nobody should have to go through alone. Who do we need by our side when everything falls apart? And what do we do when they can’t be there? More information about this episode and The Nocturnists project: https://thenocturnists.com/stories-from-a-pandemic-part-2/2021/6/22/episode-3-by-my-sideKeep up with all Tradeoffs activity this month: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/08/05/august-hiatus-episodesSign 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.
August 12, 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

Executive Producer and Host

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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