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‘An Arm & a Leg’: The Rapid-Test Edition: Who’s Making a Buck?

By Dan WeissmannDecember 22, 2021

In this episode, host Dan Weissmann talks khổng lồ reporters who investigated the shortage of tests và traced the U.S. Rapid-testing problem back to government agencies.


‘An Arm và a Leg’: She Fights Health Insurers for Fun — & Wins

By Dan WeissmannDecember 14, 2021

Law professor Jackie Fox looks at health insurance policies like any other contract, and she has spent 30 years making sound legal arguments lớn help patients get the care they need.


‘An Arm và a Leg’: How to Avoid the Worst Health Insurance

By Dan WeissmannNovember 29, 2021

Listen to lớn a journalist’s first-person horror story on shopping for health insurance — và learn how to lớn avoid the pitfalls.


‘An Arm & a Leg’: The Insurance Warrior’s Battle Plan

By Dan WeissmannNovember 22, 2021

Health care — và how much it costs — is scary. But knowledge is power. Take a master class in winning insurance appeals. In the case of Matthew Lientz, taking on his insurance also meant going up against his employer.


‘An Arm and a Leg’: Need Surgery to lớn Save Your Life? Tips for Getting Insurance lớn Pay

By Dan WeissmannNovember 2, 2021

Laurie Todd calls herself the “Insurance Warrior” & is sharing her strategies for getting health insurance companies lớn bend lớn her will.


‘An Arm và a Leg’: Hello? We Spend 12 Million Hours a Week on the Phone With Insurers

By Dan WeissmannOctober 18, 2021

In this episode, we get our bearings on self-funded insurance plans, and how they affect the average — sometimes burned-out — American worker trying lớn get answers about insurance.

Cómo hacer desaparecer una deuda médica: 5 consejos para usar la asistencia caritativa del hospital

By Emily PisacretaOctober 15, 2021

La Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA), también conocida como Obamacare, requiere que los hospitales sin fines de lucro pongan a disposición de los pacientes de bajos ingresos asistencia financiera, y que publiquen esas políticas en línea.

How to lớn Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

By Emily PisacretaOctober 15, 2021

The law says nonprofit hospitals are supposed khổng lồ offer low-income patients financial assistance. But the average person doesn’t know about it. Here’s how to get help.

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‘An Arm và a Leg’: How One State Protects Patients From Hospital Lawsuits

By Dan WeissmannOctober 7, 2021

In Maryland, it’s now illegal for a hospital lớn sue a patient who qualifies for charity care. But in many other states, that’s still a thing.

‘An Arm & a Leg’: They Turned Grief Into Action

By Dan WeissmannSeptember 21, 2021

This episode highlights how new york enacted a charity care law, one of the precursors to the federal provision on charity care in the Affordable Care Act.

‘An Arm và a Leg’: How Charity Care Made It Into the ACA

By Dan WeissmannSeptember 9, 2021

In this episode, we hear how the political tango over guaranteeing that nonprofit hospitals provide charity care nearly tanked the Affordable Care Act — and how the battle over the ACA “broke America.”

‘An Arm and a Leg’: Meet the Mississippi Lawyer Who Helped Start the Fight for Charity Care

By Dan WeissmannAugust 24, 2021

The man famous for taking on Big Tobacco in the ’90s, & winning, launched a series of ill-fated national lawsuits against nonprofit hospitals. This episode is the first in a series looking at the origins of charity care.

‘An Arm and a Leg’: Tips for Fighting Medical Bills from ProPublica’s Marshall Allen

By Dan WeissmannJuly 6, 2021

Veteran health journalist Marshall Allen has been exposing health care grifters for years. Now he’s written a book about how to fight them. Host Dan Weissmann spoke with Allen about some of the best tips from “Never Pay the First Bill: & Other Ways khổng lồ Fight the Health Care System and Win.”

‘An Arm & a Leg’: When Your Insurance Company Says No, How khổng lồ Ask for a Yes

By Dan WeissmannJune 14, 2021

Health care insiders get surprise medical bills, too. One of them shares tips for writing an insurance appeal.

‘An Arm và a Leg’: In Vaccinating Philadelphia, A phối of the Good, the Bad và the Ugly

By Dan WeissmannMarch 23, 2021

Covid vaccinations are ramping up, so “An Arm & a Leg” checked in on the effort in Philadelphia, where capitalism và compassion have clashed.

‘An Arm và a Leg’: Revisiting Insulin: How the Medicine Got So Expensive

By Dan WeissmannMarch 2, 2021

“An Arm và a Leg” is updating a story, first reported in 2019, about how insulin got to be so expensive. The latest news is more encouraging than expected.

‘An Arm và a Leg’: Viral TikTok đoạn phim Serves Up Recipe to ‘Crush’ Medical Debt

By Dan WeissmannFebruary 15, 2021

A đoạn clip on the social truyền thông platform TikTok explains how consumers can “crush” their hospital bills using charity care policies. This won’t work for all medical bills, but it might be a good place to start.

‘An Arm and a Leg’: Tips for Fighting Medical Bills From a Former ‘Bad Guy’ Lawyer

By Dan WeissmannFebruary 1, 2021

Jeff Bloom, a lawyer who used to represent medical-bill collectors in court, is sharing what he knows. “I was a bad guy, for sure,” he said. Then, a few years ago, he switched sides.

‘An Arm & a Leg’: Host Dan Weissmann Talks Price Transparency on ‘Axios Today’

By Dan WeissmannJanuary 19, 2021

Host Dan Weissmann talked about a new federal rule — a requirement for hospitals to lớn make public the prices they negotiate with insurers — with Niala Boodhoo for the daily-news podcast “Axios Today.”

‘An Arm và a Leg’: How a Former Health Care Executive Became a Health Care Whistleblower

By Dan WeissmannJanuary 11, 2021

Former health care executive Wendell Potter said, “What I used to do for a living was mislead people into thinking that we had the best health care system in the world.” Now, Potter is a health care whistleblower và spent part of 2020 publishing high-profile apologies for the work he used to do.

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