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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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What Research Says About a Post-Roe World

The leader of a landmark abortion study shares what research and her own family experience suggest will happen to people who are denied abortions in a post-Roe world.Guests: Diana Foster Green, director of research at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive HealthRead a full transcript and dig deeper into the issues explored in today's episode on our website.Support this type of journalism today by making a donation.Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff.Follow us on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
June 30, 2022

The Personal and Political Fight to Keep Abortion Legal in Michigan

A personal and political fight to keep abortion legal in Michigan is in full swing. Michigan is one of more than 20 states poised to ban abortion if Roe v. Wade falls. Politico’s Alice Miranda Ollstein speaks with one woman who got an illegal abortion in Michigan and outlines the political levers state leaders have to to preserve abortion rights.Guests: Alice Miranda Ollstein, health care reporter, POLITICORenee Chelian, Executive Director, Northland Family Planning CentersRead a full transcript and dig deeper into the issues explored in today's episode on our website.Support this type of journalism today by making a donation.Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff.Follow us on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
June 23, 2022

America’s Chronic Drug Shortage Problem

How one hospital is scrambling to deal with a shortage of a critical drug, and what changes are needed to fix chronic problems with the U.S. medical supply chain.Guests:Kierstin Kennedy, Chief Medical Officer, University of Alabama Birmingham HospitalErin Fox, Senior Pharmacy Director, University of Utah HealthRead a full transcript and dig deeper into the issues explored in today's episode on our website.Support this type of journalism today by making a donation.Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff.Follow us on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
June 16, 2022

Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care

We explore “cascades of care” — how a clinician's desire to be thorough can snowball into a harmful spiral of unnecessary care.Guests:Meredith Niess, MD, MPH, Clinical Academic Resource Director, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Novant HealthIshani Ganguli, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s HospitalCheryl Damberg, PhD, MPH, Principal Senior Economist and Director, RAND Center of Excellence on Health System PerformanceScott Weingarten, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Chief Innovation Officer, SCAN Health PlanRead a full transcript and dig deeper into the issues explored in today's episode on our website.Support this type of journalism today by making a donation.Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff.Follow us on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
June 9, 2022

Answering the Call, Part 2: Struggling to Staff the Nation’s New Crisis Line

In Part 2 of our special series on 988, we explore the scramble to staff the country’s new mental health crisis line and the workforce lessons 988 can learn from 911.Learn more about how 988 came to be, what’s at stake and what it will take to succeed in the first episode in our series.Guests: Rebecca Neusteter, PhD, Executive Director, Health Lab, University of ChicagoRita Salazar, 911 call-taker, Valley Communications CenterMichelle Lilly, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois UniversityJennifer Battle, MSW, Director of Access, Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD ServicesLata Menon, MSW, CEO, First Choice ServicesCourtney Colwell, 988 Program Manager, Volunteers of America Western WashingtonLearn more and read a full transcript on our website.Want more Tradeoffs? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter featuring the latest health policy research and news.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
June 2, 2022

Can More Time on Medicaid Lower Maternal Deaths?

The country’s high rates of pregnancy-related deaths and complications, and the potential impact Biden’s push to expand Medicaid coverage for pregnant people may have.Guests:Stacey Roussel, Deputy Director, Louisiana Budget ProjectFrankie Robertson, Founder & President, The Amandla GroupUsha Ranji, Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy at Kaiser Family FoundationLearn more and read a full transcript on our website.Want more Tradeoffs? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter featuring the latest health policy research and news.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 26, 2022

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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