‘An Arm and a Leg’: Host Dan Weissmann Talks Value Transparency on ‘Axios Right now’

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As we settle into the brand new yr, we now have two small doses of excellent information.

First, a brand new federal rule may assist lower by one well being care challenge. Host Dan Weissmann talked in regards to the rule — which requires hospitals to make public the costs they negotiate with insurers — in a brief dialog along with his former public-radio colleague, Niala Boodhoo, for the daily-news podcast “Axios Right now.”

You’ll discover extra element on that rule on this story from reporter Celia Llopis-Jepsen, whose reporting a few $50,000 “air ambulance” journey fashioned the core of a latest episode about how customers get squeezed by insurers on one facet and suppliers on the opposite.

Later within the episode, a listener describes how he used what he realized from “An Arm and a Leg” to move off an insurance coverage nightmare.

Right here’s a transcript for this episode.


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