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This Healthcare is Killing Us: The perpetual cycle of money madness.

This Healthcare is Killing Us: The perpetual cycle of money madness.

Update: 2022-09-03
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The first installment of our healthcare series encapsulated the magnitude of the industry that accounts for 20% of our nation’s GDP and how efforts to pursue universal healthcare were scuttled over the years. Today’s episode examines the role of private insurance in our system and details how Obamacare came to life with little discussion around a public option or the possibility of Medicare for All. 


Chapters


Intro: 00:01:58


Chapter One: Understanding the scope of healthcare. 00:03:12


Chapter Two: The Insurance Class System: 00:16:29


Chapter Three: Making the Sausage: 00:26:32


Post Show Musings: 00:46:27


Outro: 00:51:50


Resources


The New York Times: U.S. Life Expectancy Falls Again in ‘Historic’ Setback


Health System Tracker: How does health spending in the U.S. compare to other countries?


The Atlantic: Did a Conservative Think Tank Really Invent the Individual Mandate?


The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: The Burden of Medical Debt: Results from the Kaiser Family Foundation/New York Times 


UnitedHealth Group: Annual Report


Humana: 2021 Annual Report


Anthem, Inc: Annual Report


National Association of Insurance Commissioners: U.S. Health Insurance Industry Analysis Report 


Book Love


Paul Starr: The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry


Steven Brill: America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System


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This Healthcare is Killing Us: The perpetual cycle of money madness.

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