391: More Is Less
Oct 9, 2009
An hour explaining the American health care system, specifically, why it is that costs keep rising. One story looks at the doctors, one at the patients and one at the insurance industry.
This show was a co-production with NPR News, and was one of two shows we did on health care: The other is Someone Else's Money.
- Or maybe the insurance companies are to blame? Producer Sarah Koenig reports. (13 minutes )
- Host Ira Glass talks with Susan Dentzer, editor of the journal Health Affairs, about what current health reform proposals do to fix the rising costs of healthcare...And points at a surprising, kind of heartening phenomenon happening within the current debate. (6 minutes)