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Stories of the difficult and sometimes shocking things people do to workaround the American healthcare system.
||CleanA Rare Kind Of Hunger||People with rare metabolic disorders need medical foods to keep from going hungry, but costs and regulations mean some go without or have to find a workaround. Music used in this episode: Fingernail Grit , Time Waste , The Dirty , Chrome Muffler , Pulsa||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Tale Of Two Organs||Nearly 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S. Many will never get one but some doctors have found an innovative solution. Music used in this episode: Massive , Chrome Muffler , Back Stairs , Refraction , The Dirty , Golden Hour ,||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocked In||Our prison population has been rapidly aging for years, and the additional care these elderly inmates require is expensive. But some prisons have created a surprising way to work around these costs. Music used in this episode: Massive , Chrome Muffler ,||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStreet Treatment||Buprenorphine is an FDA-approved medication used to treat opioid addiction, but it can be hard to get. That leaves some people suffering from addiction with a choice: keep using, or get buprenorphine on the black market. Music used in this episode:||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocked Out||Children with severe mental illnesses encounter many barriers to treatment. But some parents have discovered a workaround of last resort: they can trade custody for treatment. Music used in this episode: Am-Trans , Submerging Blue-Black , The Dirty ,||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe High Price Of Insulin||For many people, life goes on after a diabetes diagnosis. But for others, the high price of insulin has forced them to devise dangerous and sometimes deadly workarounds to make ends meet. On this episode: the lengths to which some diabetics go to surviv||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing 'The Workaround'||These are stories of the difficult and sometimes shocking things people do to work around the American healthcare system.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Bringing to life the tragedies of our broken systems
In my line of work, I see the impact that the policies that govern our institutions or the sway large corporate organizations have over our lives. Free choice isn’t so easy in the land of the free and brave. This podcast does a great job to personalize the issues and tear down the walls to expose the injustices that plague society today. #staywoke
Great podcast. First episode made me cry. A must-listen regardless of your thoughts on the American healthcare system.
Great storytelling, terrifying what people go through.