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‘An Arm And A Leg’: Forget The Shakedown. To Get Paid, Hospitals Get Creative.

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An Arm and a Leg

Health care — and the way a lot it prices — is horrifying. But you’re not alone with these items, and information is energy. “An Arm and a Leg” is a podcast about these points, and its second season is co-produced by KHN.

An sudden hospital invoice can bust the household finances. More and extra Americans have well being plans that require them to pony up a excessive deductible earlier than insurance coverage kicks in. That leaves a number of individuals with payments they will’t pay. Turns out, that’s a disaster for hospitals too, and a few are getting artistic about amassing debt.

Just a few years in the past, a desk noticed accident despatched woodworker Jim Crannell to the emergency room with a bloody gash in his finger. The ache was unhealthy, and afterward Crannell was bracing for a ghastly medical invoice, too. But at discharge, he bought a suggestion that promised to ease his monetary struggling.

Listen to search out out what occurred subsequent on Season 2, Episode 2 of “An Arm and a Leg: A Podcast About the Cost of Health Care.”

Season 2 is a co-production of Kaiser Health News and Public Road Productions.

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