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Addressing the Healthcare Affordability Crisis

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)  

Group: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


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With many patients avoiding and foregoing care because of cost — and with many families enduring medical-debt burdens that threaten their well-being in multiple ways — affordability is a major threat to public health in the United States. Reform on a scale that would fully address this crisis seems unlikely in the near- or medium-term. A multi-year journalistic inquiry into the affordability crisis — its causes, consequences, and efforts to combat it — demonstrates both the inspiring possibilities and the current limitations of grassroots efforts "in the meantime" — i.e., in the absence of systemic reform. 

Dan Weissmann
Host and Executive Producer
An Arm and a Leg podcast

Dan Weissmann is a seasoned journalist and the creator and host of An Arm and a Leg, an award-winning podcast about the cost of health care. A former staff reporter for public radio’s Marketplace and Chicago’s WBEZ, Weissmann's stories have appeared on Planet Money, Reveal, Code Switch, Latino USA, and NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

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