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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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Best Health Care Podcasts of 2022

Our annual look back at some of the best health care podcast episodes of the year with help from a few of our podcast host friends.Guests:Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Policymaker in Residence, University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and host of America DissectedKeris Myrick, Vice President of Partnerships, Inseparable and host of Unapologetically Black UnicornLearn 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, and have your donation tripled if you give before the end of 2022. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
December 1, 2022

Local Officials Grapple With How to Spend Opioid Settlement Dollars

More than $50 billion in opioid settlement dollars from drugmakers, distributors and pharmacies is starting to flow to state and local governments and they need to figure out how to spend it. Guests: Dave Baker, Minnesota State Representative and chair of the state’s Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council Sara Whaley, Opioid Policy Researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health @saraewhaleyLearn 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, and have your donation tripled if you give before the end of 2022. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
November 17, 2022

The Hurdles Facing Black Families Navigating Serious Illness

Black Americans are at higher risk for many serious illnesses like dementia and kidney failure. But data show they are less likely to have their pain treated and less likely to access services like hospice and palliative care that can reduce suffering, especially at the end of life.This week, we explore what stops seriously ill Black patients and their families from getting the care they want in life and in death.Guests:Deborah Brunson, PhD, Caregiver and Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina WilmingtonKaren Bullock, PhD, LCSW, Professor, Boston College School of Social WorkLearn 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, and have your donation tripled if you give before the end of 2022. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
November 10, 2022

‘A Shocking Amount of Misery’: Medical Debt in America

Even though more Americans than ever have health insurance, medical debt is a pervasive problem in the United States.Guests: Noam Levey, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health NewsWesley Yin, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, UCLALearn 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
November 3, 2022

Medicare’s Prescription Drug Plan Makeover

An overhaul of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit will lower costs for seniors while changing incentives for insurers and drugmakers.GuestsTherese Humphrey Ball, Multiple sclerosis patient and advocate.Juliette Cubanski, Deputy Director for Program on Medicare Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation.Learn 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
October 27, 2022

Turning Long-Term Care Into a Long-Term Career

There’s a severe shortage of people to care for older Americans in their homes and nursing facilities. And it’s only expected to get worse. Could providing long-term care workers with new career pathways be part of the solution?Guests: Serena Maria, Manager of Care Teams, HomebridgeMark Burns, Executive Director, HomebridgeNatasha Bryant, Senior Director of Workforce Research and Strategy, LeadingAge LTSS Center at UMass Boston Jonathan Gruber, PhD, Ford Professor of Economics, MITLearn 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
October 20, 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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