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America's costly and complicated health care system faces an enormous burden: fixing the flaws the pandemic has revealed in our health care system. Addressing these flaws 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 costly and complicated health care system faces an enormous burden: fixing the flaws the pandemic has revealed in our health care system. Addressing these flaws 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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    The Next Chapter in Democratizing America’s Health Data

    The Next Chapter in Democratizing America’s Health Data

    Starting Oct. 6, providers must begin giving patients electronic access to more of their health care data than ever before. But the federal regulations forcing this change are fraught with implementation challenges and privacy risks.
    This week we talk with Micky Tripathi, the federal official overseeing this push to democratize America’s health data, about its promise and perils.
    Guest
    Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    • 18 min
    The Push to End Cancer Screening Purgatory

    The Push to End Cancer Screening Purgatory

    Initial screenings for breast, lung and cervical cancer are free, but expensive secondary tests can leave patients in screening purgatory.
    Guests: 
    Mark Fendrick, MD, Professor of Medicine and public health at the University of Michigan, Director of the Center for Value Based Insurance Design.
    Gloria Coronado, PhD, epidemiologist and health disparities researcher, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
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    • 16 min
    California Bets Big on Housing in Medicaid

    California Bets Big on Housing in Medicaid

    California is in the early days of one of the most ambitious initiatives ever to address Medicaid patients’ social needs in hopes of improving their health. This week, we trace the origins, early results and challenges of “CalAIM.”
    Guests:
    Jacey Cooper, Director, California Medicaid Program
    Bradley Gilbert, MD, MPP, Former Chief Medical Officer and CEO, Inland Empire Health Plan
    Lacy McClellan
    Dale Stout
    Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California
    Paula Lantz, PhD, James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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    • 33 min
    Presenting The Nocturnists: Hello Shame

    Presenting The Nocturnists: Hello Shame

    This week, we’re sharing the first episode of a new 10-part series from The Nocturnists podcast, called “Shame in Medicine: The Lost Forest.” 
    What is shame? And how does it manifest in medical culture? The Nocturnists teams up with two shame experts to investigate these questions.
    Read a full transcript of this episode on our website.
    Learn more about this episode and the Shame in Medicine series at https://www.thenocturnists-shame.org/.
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    • 25 min
    The Race to Prepare for Medicare’s New Drug Pricing Powers

    The Race to Prepare for Medicare’s New Drug Pricing Powers

    The Inflation Reduction Act gives Medicare historic new powers to control prescription drug prices. We go inside the government’s race to implement these new powers — and the pharmaceutical industry’s efforts to blunt their impact.
    Guests:
    Alice Valder Curran, JD, Partner, Hogan Lovells
    Sean Dickson, JD, MPH, Director of Health Policy, West Health Policy Center
    Amber Jessup, PhD, Chief Economist, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
    Mark Newsom, Founder and Principal, Health Evaluations
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    • 19 min
    Fixing the Obamacare 'Glitch' That Pushed One Couple to Divorce

    Fixing the Obamacare 'Glitch' That Pushed One Couple to Divorce

    The Biden administration is trying to close a gap in the Affordable Care Act that blocks 5 million people from getting affordable health care.
    Guests: 
    Liana Wolk, teacher
    Owen Marshall, musician
    Katie Keith, JD, MPH; Director, Health Policy and the Law Initiative at the O’Neill Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center.
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    • 21 min

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Wonderful and insightful dive into the American healthcare system!

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