Cost of Health
By Coalition for Fiscal Health
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In the U.S., health care costs are rising faster than inflation. This means that every year, more and more of our income is going toward medical expenses, leaving less money to invest in our families, our businesses and our communities. The Cost of Health tells the stories of real people struggling to find solutions to keep their businesses and their families afloat, and discusses possible solutions with the most innovative thinkers in the health care industry today.
||CleanDr. Conway, CEO of Blue Cross NC on rising health care costs||It’s no secret that healthcare costs in North Carolina and across the country are on the rise. But what can be done to lower healthcare costs? On this week’s episode of “The Cost of Health,” we get an insider look on the real ways to keep costs||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDr. Rahul Rajkumar, CMO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC||Rising healthcare costs is a problem that seems to be on everyone’s mind, from patients to government officials. But what are the possible solutions? That’s a tricky answer, but one that Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina Chief Medical Officer Ra||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPossibly unnecessary surgery this year - because it would cost too much next year||Olga Kennedy is busy woman. She works 7 days a week at Aqua Squad Pool and Spa Service which she owns with her husband, she’s a fulltime mom to two children, and she teaches English and general education classes at a private college in Raleigh...||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorth Carolina Rep. Kevin Corbin||In this episode, NC Representative Kevin Corbin joins us to discuss the impact of health care costs on his constituents in western North Carolina. He also shares some potential legislative solutions to alleviate health care costs, and talks about his .||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot Enough Money For Insulin and Groceries||Doctor John Spangler has noticed a disturbing trend among his patients. They often cannot afford the lifesaving medication they need, even working full time. More and more, families are forced to make the choice between necessities like groceries and.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHe changed his whole life so he could afford not to have insurance||Keith Buchanan is a successful IT entrepreneur in Marion, NC. Even though his business is booming, he, and his wife, Dianna, who also works full time, have found that they can no longer afford to pay the rising premiums on their health insurance. ...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShe sacrificed everything else so they could have health insurance||For Lorenda Overman, rising health care costs have meant she and her family, who own the Overman farm in Goldsboro, North Carolina, have been forced to make difficult choices and find creative solutions to ensure they can maintain their way of life and.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cost of Health - Trailer||Follow the coalition and Michael on Twitter @fiscalhealthnc and and Facebook And be sure ...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Required Listening For Those Who Want To Understand American Healthcare
I follow politics and policy pretty regularly, and I like to think I'm up to date on most issues. But when it comes to healthcare, I've quickly discovered there's a LOT I don't know. This podcast does a great job of catching you up to the realities so many people are confronting when it comes to managing the cost of thir own healthcare. North Carolina is a particularly crazy state when it comes to health insurance, and this podcast allows real life people to narrate their own stories, engaging the listener and informing them in a very compelling way.
I've already learned a lot by listening. And the episodes are short and pithy, which is great for people juggling multiple podcast subscriptions. Well worth it!