An Arm and a Leg

An Arm and a Leg

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No surprise, the cost of health care is… unhealthy. Reporter Dan Weissmann digs up revealing, surprising stories-- and some straight-up hacks-- that can help us get a little less scared and confused about the mess we’re in. We may be screwed, but we’...Show More

28:53 | Nov 14th, 2019

Stephanie Wittels Wachs has a daughter born hearing impaired, which is how she found out insurance didn't cover hearing aids for kids. Those start at $6,000 and only last a few years. Stephanie teamed...Show More

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Great start to their third season. It features the story of a woman‘s fight to make insurance companies cover hearing aids in Texas. Her dau...Show More

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21:56 | Dec 19th, 2018

Bari Tessler is a little famous as a “financial therapist,” but even she gets rattled by the price of health care. Also: What my family is doing for health insurance next year. This is our Season One ...Show More

20:06 | Dec 12th, 2018

Emergency rooms often bill you a “cover charge” just for walking in the door, and it can be thousands of dollars. That’s in addition to the huge markup on everything that happens there: seven bucks fo...Show More

16:20 | Dec 5th, 2018

Turns out, insurance companies allow — even encourage — crazy price-gouging by hospitals. For example, the leg brace Blake needed was available for $150 on Amazon. But thanks to his insurance, he paid...Show More
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