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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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Health Care's Ransomware Wake-Up Call

Health care has long lagged behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity. But with ransomware attacks against the industry on the rise, providers are quickly trying to close the gap and protect their systems and patients.Guests:Karen Sprenger, CISSP, GCFE, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Ransomware Negotiator, LMG SecurityM. Eric Johnson, PhD, Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of ManagementAnahi Santiago, Chief Information Security Officer, ChristianaCareSaad Chaudhry, MPP, Chief Information Officer, Luminis HealthRead a full transcript, dig into the numbers, and learn more about ransomware negotiator Karen Sprenger on our website.Support this type of journalism today, with a year-end tax deductible gift (plus your gift will be matched!).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.
December 23, 2021

Presenting An Arm and A Leg: The Insurance Warrior

Like Tradeoffs, An Arm and a Leg tells stories about our complicated health care system. Host Dan Weissmann tells the story of an engineer, who worked for Boeing for over 30 years. When he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he needed surgery but his insurance denied the claim. That’s when his wife called Laurie Todd, the Insurance Warrior. Check out more of this story.Keep up with all Tradeoffs activity this month.Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift.Follow us on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
December 16, 2021

The Best Health Care Podcasts of 2021

We look back on some of the best health policy podcast episodes of the year with help from a few of our podcast host friends.Guests:Dr. Bapu Jean, host, Freakonomics, MDKimberly Seals-Allers, host, BirthrightMaiken Scott, host, The Pulse, WHYYDr. Celine Gounder, host, American Diagnosis and EpidemicFor a complete transcript and more recommendations.Support this type of journalism today, with a year-end tax deductible gift (plus your gift will be matched!).Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staffFollow us on Twitter.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
December 9, 2021

Presenting Playbook Deep Dive: Biden's Abortion Clash with the Catholic Church

Produced weekly by Politico, the Playbook Deep Dive podcast tells the stories behind the power, from Congress and the White House to bar stools and back rooms. This episode, considers what it means to be the nation’s second Catholic president. Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza talks with senior staff writer Ruby Cramer about how Joe Biden balances a very public role with the “private matter” of his faith at a time of deep division over abortion, and among the bishops in his own church.Check out all of Politico's podcastsKeep up with all Tradeoffs activity this month.Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift.Follow us on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
December 2, 2021

Rethinking Telehealth's Role in Treating Addiction

COVID opened the door to treating addiction remotely. Now policymakers have to decide whether to keep telehealth around.Guests: Allie Grant, patientSarah Channell, MSN, APRN, CNP; Clinical Director of Addiction Services; Lower Lights Christian Health CenterAllison Lin, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Addiction Center; Research Scientist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare SystemRead a full transcript and learn more about how telehealth policies have changed and the evidence on treating addiction remotely on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/11/18/telehealth-virtual-care-opioids-addiction/Support this type of journalism today, with a gift. Donations made through Dec. 31, 2021 will be doubled thanks to a generous match: https://tradeoffs.org/donateSign 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.
November 18, 2021

Let’s Make a Deal…on Drug Prices

Democrats are on the brink of passing a historic set of drug price reforms as part of the Build Back Better Act. How will they impact patients, insurers, and the drug industry?Guest:Rachel Sachs, JD, Treiman Professor of Law, Washington University in St. LouisFind a full transcript of this episode and additional research and reporting on these potential drug price reforms on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/11/11/democrats-drug-price-reconciliationSupport this type of journalism today, with a gift: https://tradeoffs.org/donateSign 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.
November 11, 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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