I’m really excited to have on reporter Dan Weissman to talk about his freshly-launched show, An Arm And a Leg podcast, which dives into the unique stories that come from the hellscape that is American health care. But it’s not depressing – it’s a nice conversation about everyday people vs American health care. As Dan puts it “ We’re like all blind people with this giant elephant – this giant terrifying fanged venomous elephant. And we got to get our get our picture of it together.”
You’re not going to you’re not going to wake up with a five hundred thousand dollar grocery bill all of a sudden and not know how you got it. But it’s entirely possible to go into the hospital because you’ve got a pain in your side and then get an appendectomy and be looking at a six figure bill.
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Health care – and how much it costs – is scary. But you’re not alone with this stuff, and knowledge is power. We may be screwed, but we’re together – and together we may figure out how to get a little less-screwed. Also (this will sound weird, but stay with us) it’s going to be fun. Take a listen. More here.
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Dan is a veteran reporter for outlets like Marketplace, 99 Percent Invisible, Planet Money, and Chicago’s WBEZ. His work reflects sophisticated reporting, an engaging narrative voice, and a knack for snappy, accurate breakdowns of complex subjects—from urban segregation to the economics of America’s largest crop to the eng
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