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What is Health Insurance, and Why Do You Need It?: Health Care Triage #2

In this episode of Healthcare Triage, Dr. Aaron Carroll gets some surprised questions from "friend of Obama" John Green who is still waiting for his big government giveaway . Unfortunately, insurance still costs money, and it's still really complicated. Aaron explains how the insurance system we have today came to be, and why most of us get coverage through our jobs. He talks about why we need insurance, which basically boils down to the fact that health care is really, really, really expansive. More importantly, he explains why you need to know what premiums, networks, deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance are, and how they have to be considered in the true cost of insurance. Also, ground unicorn horn.

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Read more on Aaron's blog: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/

John Green — Executive Producer
Stan Muller — Director, Producer
Aaron Carroll — Writer
Mark Olsen – Graphics




Health Care Reform, and the Issues We Face

As we approach the election this fall, it seems like the news media report on little else. Unfortunately, too little news coverage addresses health care reform. That's wackadoo, because there is still so much to be done to improve the cost, quality, and access for patients within the US health care system.

So let's talk about the major health policy issues we in the US face. This is Healthcare Triage News.

This episode was adapted from a post Aaron wrote for the JAMA Forum. Links to further reading and sources can be found there: https://newsatjama.jama.com/2016/09/21/jama-forum-re-engaging-in-health-care-reform/

John Green — Executive Producer
Stan Muller — Director, Producer
Aaron Carroll — Writer
Mark Olsen — Graphics




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