267 episodes

Tradeoffs is an award-winning nonprofit news organization on a mission to help the folks on Main Street, Wall Street and Capitol Hill have smarter, more honest conversations about health policy. 
Founded in 2019 by former Senior Health Care Reporter at Marketplace, Dan Gorenstein, Tradeoffs’ journalism combines data, evidence and storytelling to help people better understand the complicated, costly and often counterintuitive world of health care.
Learn more about us and find transcripts for each episode at https://tradeoffs.org


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Tradeoffs is an award-winning nonprofit news organization on a mission to help the folks on Main Street, Wall Street and Capitol Hill have smarter, more honest conversations about health policy. 
Founded in 2019 by former Senior Health Care Reporter at Marketplace, Dan Gorenstein, Tradeoffs’ journalism combines data, evidence and storytelling to help people better understand the complicated, costly and often counterintuitive world of health care.
Learn more about us and find transcripts for each episode at https://tradeoffs.org


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    92,000 Transgender People Took This Survey. Here’s What We Learned

    92,000 Transgender People Took This Survey. Here’s What We Learned

    As lawmakers around the country take aim at transgender rights, we dig into findings from the largest survey ever of trans Americans.
    Guest:
    Sandy E. James, JD, PhD, Lead Researcher, 2022 U.S. Transgender Survey
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    • 20 min
    Girls Are in a Mental Health Crisis. What Can Schools Do?

    Girls Are in a Mental Health Crisis. What Can Schools Do?

    Girls in the U.S. are in the midst of a growing mental health crisis, and schools are on the front line of finding solutions. But will Black and Latina girls get left behind?
    Guests:
    Monica Bhatt, PhD, Senior Research Director, University of Chicago Education Lab
    Sheretta Butler-Barnes, PhD, Professor, Washington University
    Kathleen Ethier, PhD, Director, CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health
    Ngozi Harris, LCPC, Working on Womanhood Director of Program and Staff Development, Youth Guidance
    Shekinah Jackson, Working on Womanhood Participant
    Nora-Lisa Malloy, Working on Womanhood Counselor, Youth Guidance
    Heidi Sipe, EdS, Superintendent, Umatilla School District (OR)
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    • 23 min
    Surprise! Plans To Resolve High Medical Bills Are Still a Mess

    Surprise! Plans To Resolve High Medical Bills Are Still a Mess

    Patients are now mostly protected from surprise bills, but doctors and insurers are still fighting about the prices. 
    Guest:
    Benjamin Chartock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bentley University
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    • 19 min
    One Doctor’s Quest to Improve Health Care for People with Disabilities

    One Doctor’s Quest to Improve Health Care for People with Disabilities

    As adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities strive to live more freely and fully than ever before, many of America’s doctors, hospitals and insurers are getting in the way. We get an inside look at one doctor’s quest to improve health care for people with conditions like Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism.
    Guests:
    Alison Barkoff, JD, Administration for Community Living, HHS
    Kevin Carlson
    Clarissa Kripke, MD, Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Office of Developmental Primary Care; University of California, San Francisco
    Marjorie Ongpauco, BSN, RN, Nursing Consultant
    Harold Pollack, PhD, Professor of Social Work, Policy and Practice; University of Chicago
    Donna Valencia, BSN, RN, MSN, Administrator, Group Home Administrator
    Leslie Walker, Senior Producer/Reporter, Tradeoffs

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    • 31 min
    Can Washington Make Medicare and Medicaid Work Better Together?

    Can Washington Make Medicare and Medicaid Work Better Together?

    A bipartisan bill takes aim at a $500 billion health care problem that few people have ever heard of. Will it make care better for some of the country’s sickest, poorest patients?
    Guests:
    U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
    Saleema Render-Hornsby, Dually eligible patient
    Allison Rizer, MBA, Executive Vice President, ATI Advisory
    Eric Roberts, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    Casey Schwarz, JD, Senior Counsel, Medicare Rights Center
    Hong Truong, Caregiver of dually eligible patient
    Leslie Walker, Senior Reporter, Tradeoffs
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    • 22 min
    How Patient Privacy Could Hurt AI

    How Patient Privacy Could Hurt AI

    There are a lot of concerns about the dangers artificial intelligence could pose to your health privacy. AI expert Nicholson Price explains why he thinks too much concern over privacy could make health care AI worse.
    Guest:
    Nicholson Price, JD, PhD, Professor of Law, University of Michigan
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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351 Ratings

351 Ratings

LN7364 ,

Excellent podcast

Great insight into important health issues!

Twistingly Fun ,

Great Pod!

T.O. Continues to be one of the best health care policy pods!

NorthwoodsDoc ,

Great info! Need to ask the tough questions to make it real.

I just found this podcast and binge-listened to like 2 years worth and it's TOTALLY important information that I wish made the general news. But you don't ever ask your the reality-check questions that would make them question their own basic assumptions. Like the politician who was kinda feeling guilty about having to vote against continuing a successful Medicaid expansion if the state wasn't allowed to keep charging premiums. He kept talking about "having skin in the game" meaning charging premiums to people who make so little money that they actually qualify for Medicaid. That's pathetic to begin with. But the obvious follow up question to that state legislator who already admitted that the Medicaid expansion actually helped the Montana economy grow in a ton of ways, was to ask, "what percentage of your income do you pay for health insurance?" Or, even better, to ask him if he was serious about having "skin in the game" would he give up his current government health insurance and go on Medicaid, as his currently insurance is also costing state taxpayers alot of money and way more than the average Medicaid patient. Let's get real.

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