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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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Presenting The Dose: Asian Americans and the Dual Pandemic

Racism against people of Asian descent is not a new problem, but it’s been exacerbated lately by politicians using racist rhetoric to describe the coronavirus. Asians in America are now facing a dual pandemic: a heightened fear of racist abuse, from verbal slurs to physical assault, on top of all the anxiety of living through COVID-19. A conversation from our colleagues at The Dose.Guests:Vivian Shaw - a sociologist at Harvard UniversitySuzanna Park - PhD Candidate at Oregon State University in Global HealthMore information about eh AAPI COVID-19 project and other resources on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/05/06/presenting-the-dose-asian-americans-and-the-dual-pandemic/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 6, 2021

Public Option(al): What Happened to Biden's Big Idea?

Despite President Biden’s campaign promise to create a public option, the policy has been missing from his first 100 days in office. A handful of states, however, are forging ahead with public option legislation.Guests:Heather Howard, Princeton School of Public and International AffairsSabrina Corlette, JD, Georgetown UniversityDig deeper into the research and tradeoffs of integrated care on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/04/29/public-option-what-happened-to-bidens-big-ideaSign 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.
April 29, 2021

Preventing HIV Just Got A Lot Cheaper. What Took So Long?

After nearly a decade of sky-high prices, generics have sent the price of the HIV prevention drug PrEP plummeting. What kept it so expensive for so long, and will the price drop help us finally eradicate HIV?Guests:Robin Feldman, Professor of Law, UC Hastings; Director of the Center for InnovationTahir Amin, Co-Executive Director, I-MAKOni Blackstock, MD, Primary care and HIV physicianTim Horn, Director of Health Care Access, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS DirectorsCraig Garthwaite, Director of Health Care, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Univ.Dig deeper into the research and tradeoffs of prescription drug pricing on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/04/22/preventing-hiv-just-got-a-lot-cheaper-what-took-so-long/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.
April 22, 2021

Losing a Hospital

More than 130 hospitals have closed in rural America over the last decade. Reporter Sarah Jane Tribble spent a year embedded in one small Kansas town as they dealt with their own hospital closure.Guest: Sarah Jane Tribble, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health NewsRead a transcript of this conversation: https://tradeoffs.org/2020/10/08/losing-a-hospital/Hear more of Sarah Jane's reporting about Fort Scott on the first season of Where It Hurts: whereithurts.showSign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: bit.ly/tradeoffsnewsletterFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradeoffspod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
April 15, 2021

Biden's $400 Billion Bet on Caring for Older and Disabled Americans at Home

President Biden wants to spend $400 billion to help older and disabled Americans get health care at home as part of his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, a huge investment in an often neglected part of the health care system.Guests:Howard Gleckman, Senior Fellow, Urban InstituteRachel Werner, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of PennsylvaniaLearn more and read a full transcript of the episode: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/04/08/bidens-400-billion-bet-on-caring-for-older-and-disabled-americans-at-home/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.
April 8, 2021

A New Era of Gun Violence Research

As gun violence surges, researchers are using new federal funding to search for solutions.Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, University of ColoradoJonathan Jay, DrPH, JD, Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston UniversityAutumn Parkin, gun owner and advocateIf you or someone you know is having suicidal ideation, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800 273 8255For more information about gun violence research visit our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/04/01/a-new-era-of-gun-violence-research/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.
April 1, 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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