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The Cost of Care

2. Sickness = Profit

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Unpredictable chaos adds up to something over time. That’s David Smith’s story, and it’s also the origin story behind our broken health care system. This week, we explore why sickness pays and health doesn’t, and how we got here in the first place. Our guests this episode are economic historian Melissa Thomasson, health care journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal and futurist Ian Morrison. 

 

Keep up with David on twitter @CHIDavidSmith. 

 

Resources from the episode:
Learn more about the history of our health care system from Melissa Thomasson on Planet Money 
Elisabeth Rosenthal’s book, An American Sickness
Bill of the Month series, a Kaiser Health News + NPR collaboration

 

Keep up with David on twitter @CHIDavidSmith. 

 

Have you been hit with a surprise bill or had an infuriating run-in with the health care system? If you want to submit a patient story, email us at costofcare@lemonadamedia.com or leave us a voicemail at 833-453-6662. 

 

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