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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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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.

    ‘The Ten Year War’ Over Obamacare (and the Battles Ahead)

    ‘The Ten Year War’ Over Obamacare (and the Battles Ahead)

    Democrats are returning to the White House and the Senate majority with a long health policy to-do list. Reporter Jonathan Cohn says the battle over Obamacare offers lessons and clues as to where the party’s “unfinished crusade for universal coverage” may head next.


    Guest: Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost senior national correspondent and author of "The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage"


    You can find a complete transcript of this conversation on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/01/21/the-ten-year-war-over-obamacare/


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    • 19 Min.
    We Need You

    We Need You

    Nursing homes have been one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic. So why are so many nursing home workers hesitant to get vaccinated, and what can be done to turn those numbers around?


    Guests: Tracey Couliboly, Director of Recreation, Jewish Home at Rockleigh
    Carol Silver Elliott, CEO, Jewish Home at Rockleigh
    Jasmine Travers, AGPCNP-BC CCRN, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing


    Learn more about vaccine hesitancy in nursing homes and read a transcript of this episode: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/01/14/we-need-you/


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    • 20 Min.
    New Year, New Episodes!

    New Year, New Episodes!

    2021 is shaping up to be a big year in health care: a new vaccine, new lawmakers with new policy agendas all over the country. Also on the horizon is a real reckoning with the health effects of racism, and a showdown between some of health care’s biggest players. Tradeoffs is here to take you through the health care year ahead. We’ll explore the policies and programs, and we’ll introduce you to the people whose lives they shape.


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    The Price of Care

    The Price of Care

    New federal rules requiring hospitals to post their prices are set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. But will price transparency lower the cost of health care? [This episode was originally published on July 7, 2020.]


    Guest: Margot Sanger-Katz, Health Care Reporter, New York Times


    For more a complete transcript of Dan’s conversation with Margot: https://tradeoffs.org/2020/07/07/the-price-of-care/


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    • 13 Min.
    Meeting the Mental Health Need

    Meeting the Mental Health Need

    Soaring numbers of Americans are feeling anxious, stressed and depressed. Could a reimagined approach to primary care help meet their needs? [This episode was originally published on July 28, 2020.]


    Eboni Winford, PhD, Director of Research and Health Equity, Cherokee Health Systems
    Parinda Khatri, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Cherokee Health Systems
    Sandy Blount, EdD, Founding Director, Center for Integrated Primary Care, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Richard Frank, PhD, Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics, Harvard Medical School
    Robert, Patient, Cherokee Health Systems


    Dig deeper into the research and tradeoffs of integrated care on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2020/07/28/meeting-the-mental-health-need/


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    • 25 Min.
    Surprise! SCOTUS Bucks ERISA

    Surprise! SCOTUS Bucks ERISA

    In a surprise unanimous decision, the Supreme Court pushed back against the power of ERISA, a little known federal law that has stifled states’ attempts to regulate health care for decades. [NOTE: Part of this episode originally aired on Oct. 6]


    Guest: Erin Fuse Brown, Associate Professor of Law; Director, Center for Law, Health & Society, Georgia State University


    For a complete transcript of this conversation and more information on the case and ERISA: https://tradeoffs.org/2020/12/15/surprise-scotus-bucks-erisa/


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