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The Cost of Care

Lemonada

What's your life worth? Healthcare in the United States can bankrupt you, demoralize you—or actually kill you. Healthcare economist David Smith grew up in a Mormon community in Utah, and lost his father, sister, and brother to the same deadly epidemic. He’s spent his career exploring whether their deaths were preventable and how we can make health a priority for everyone. On The Cost of Care, David and his guests – patients, medical experts, and policy makers – reveal how the wealthiest nation on earth ended up with one of the most expensive, worst-performing health care systems in the world and provide solutions to fix it, together.

What's your life worth? Healthcare in the United States can bankrupt you, demoralize you—or actually kill you. Healthcare economist David Smith grew up in a Mormon community in Utah, and lost his father, sister, and brother to the same deadly epidemic. He’s spent his career exploring whether their deaths were preventable and how we can make health a priority for everyone. On The Cost of Care, David and his guests – patients, medical experts, and policy makers – reveal how the wealthiest nation on earth ended up with one of the most expensive, worst-performing health care systems in the world and provide solutions to fix it, together.

Location:

United States

Networks:

Lemonada

Description:

What's your life worth? Healthcare in the United States can bankrupt you, demoralize you—or actually kill you. Healthcare economist David Smith grew up in a Mormon community in Utah, and lost his father, sister, and brother to the same deadly epidemic. He’s spent his career exploring whether their deaths were preventable and how we can make health a priority for everyone. On The Cost of Care, David and his guests – patients, medical experts, and policy makers – reveal how the wealthiest nation on earth ended up with one of the most expensive, worst-performing health care systems in the world and provide solutions to fix it, together.

Language:

English


Episodes

Listen Now: New Day

7/26/2022
Alua Arthur is a death doula, but her work has taught her how to live. She talks about walking away from unfulfilling work, pursuing joy, and how to have hope when you're facing the end of life. This week’s practice is about asking yourself: What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die gracefully? To listen to more New Day, head to https://newday.lemonadamedia.com/newday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:10

Special Episode: The Impact of the End of Roe v. Wade

6/25/2022
The producers of this series wanted to share another Lemonada Media series with you as a resource in the wake of the recent Supreme Court verdict. In this special breaking-news edition of In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt, Andy helps you understand the impact of yesterday's Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. As health clinics in several states halt abortion procedures due to the decision, Andy gets reaction and action items from Caitlin Cruz, a reporter from Jezebel who covers reproductive...

Duration:00:44:36

Introducing V Interesting

6/10/2022
The producers of this series wanted to share with you another Lemonada Media series that they know you’ll love. V Interesting is hosted by V Spehar - who is out from under the desk and into your ears! They're starting off by sharing some of the headlines you may have missed this week, including exactly who’s rewriting the national reading curriculum, how Biden may have actually started the U.S. student debt crisis, and how people feel about returning to the office after working remotely...

Duration:00:47:50

Last Day Special: Unpacking Fear, Danger, and Mass Shootings

5/27/2022
The producers of this series wanted to share another Lemonada Media show with you that they know you will find helpful in a critical moment where the country feels as if it’s spinning out of control. It’s called Last Day. In this award-winning series, Lemonada co-founder and author Stephanie Wittels Wachs confronts massive epidemics with humanity, wit, and a quest for progress. Now, back for a third season, Last Day grapples with guns in America, asking: How can we live safely in a country...

Duration:00:55:27

Listen To This: Burnout

5/10/2022
The producers of this show wanted to share another Lemonada series with you, called Burnout. Burnout. It’s all over the news, it’s all over your social feeds. You’re probably living some version of it, but aren’t sure what it is and how to change it. Let’s take a closer look at the culture of burnout together. We’ll look at the history of how we talk about burnout, and learn about how it can show up differently in different people. Subscribe to Burnout so that you never miss an episode...

Duration:00:14:18

BEING Trans: Introducing Audio Reality

4/28/2022
The producers of this series would like to share with you another show they know you’ll love. BEING is reality TV for your ears, an innovative new audio format like no other podcast you've ever heard. This season, it’s BEING Trans. This week, we meet Sy, a nonbinary transgender legal assistant in Los Angeles. They transitioned after marrying their husband, Robert, and having a baby. While things seem great on the surface, Sy confesses they've been putting off having a tough conversation with...

Duration:00:21:18

Introducing BEING Trans (Official Trailer)

4/22/2022
Four transgender individuals living in Los Angeles. Hundreds of hours of tape over three months. Our crew of seasoned reality TV producers recorded live conversations, situations and intimate moments as Chloe, Jeffrey, Mariana and Sy lived them. Now you get to experience what it’s like to BE them. Relationships, dating, parenting, emotional and physical changes, career quandaries, parties -- you'll hear it all just as it happened. Out April 28, from Lemonada Media’s BEING Studios: This is...

Duration:00:02:59

Last Day Preview: Everyone Out Here is Armed

4/6/2022
In episode 1, our team travels to Montana, where cowboy culture reigns supreme, everyone is armed, and 86% of firearm deaths are suicides. There, we meet a couple that represents all the contradictions at the root of America’s gun debate: One is a suicide prevention advocate, and the other is the most adamant Second Amendment supporter we’ve ever met. Plus, our team tries out shooting some big-ass guns. To hear the rest of this episode of Last Day, search for Last Day wherever you are...

Duration:00:24:05

11. Who Gets to Be Healthy?

2/24/2022
In a special episode, timed with Black History Month, David shares his thoughts on the legacy of slavery and the impact structural racism on the cost of care today, about a year since the show’s first launch. David’s joined by Kristi Henderson of Optum, Yasmine Winkler, a leader in the health, diversity and inclusion space and Ron Wyatt of MCIC Vermont to define health equity today, and explore how to live up to imperative goals around attainably healthy lives. This special episode was...

Duration:00:53:37

Jay Learns that a Pair of Jeans Could Ruin Your Life

2/15/2022
The producers of The Cost of Care wanted to share another Lemonada Series that they know you will want to tune in for. On The Untold Story: Criminal Injustice, host Jay Ellis has dealt with shoplifters first-hand, back when he was a teenaged retail manager at a high-end shoe store. But he never learned about the other side of the story - what motivates people to shoplift and what happens to them if they’re caught. In this episode, Jay learns that people can become convicted felons for...

Duration:00:16:44

Breaking the Cycle of Generational Trauma with Billie Lourd

12/23/2021
As a holiday bonus, the team at The Cost of Care wanted to share one of their favorite podcasts of 2021 with you. New Day from Lemonada Media is a podcast with a simple goal - helping you get through the day and look forward to tomorrow. Every week, Claire Bidwell Smith shares one way to make your day and life a little better. From waking up with more energy to finding contentment with relationships, to keeping your New Year resolutions all year long, Claire and her guests help you answer...

Duration:00:52:20

Listen to This: Here Lies Me

11/3/2021
Middle school will bury you. Or at least that’s how it feels to 13-year-old Noa as she endures the horrors of periods, crushes, eighth grade and... murder. Written by award-winning podcaster Hillary Frank, Here Lies Me is an immersive and sound-rich YA podcast for teen and adult fans of PEN15, Big Mouth, and Stranger Things. From Lemonada Media. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:37

Listen to This: Believe Her

10/21/2021
Believe Her is true crime, upside down. In September 2017, young mom Nikki Addimando shot and killed her partner, Chris Grover. She was sentenced to nineteen years to life in prison for murder. Through rare access to police audio, a month-long trial, conversations with Nikki, and original reporting, journalist Justine van der Leun lays out the killing, the evidence, and the aftermath. As this six-part series unfolds, listeners will put together different pieces of a disturbing puzzle. One...

Duration:00:54:29

Listen to This: New Day

9/15/2021
Every week on New Day, we’ll find one new way to make life a little better. So many of us are suffering in silence. Maybe you're successful but miserable at work. Perhaps you have the perfect family on Instagram, but you're at each other's throats IRL. Maybe you can’t even put your finger on what feels weird - but you know you deserve more. Whatever it is, you’re not alone. On New Day, therapist, author, and grief expert, Claire Bidwell Smith shares easy actions you can try to keep moving...

Duration:00:21:26

David Smith Revisits Last Day S1 Ep 3: And Now, We Rewind the Tape

8/30/2021
Opioids are killing more people than ever. In 2020, overdose deaths in the U.S. spiked nearly 30% to a record high -- the sharpest annual increase in 30 years. Fentanyl sold on the street and the ongoing toll of the pandemic are the primary drivers. With so many of us affected, there’s a dire need for solutions. That’s why we’re re-releasing episodes 2-12 from season one with new updates from previous guests and fans of the show. Last Day Revisited: The Opioid Crisis is a binge listen that...

Duration:00:52:36

Listen to This: Good Grief

8/3/2021
It’s a fact: death is inevitable, and so is grief. It can stop us in our tracks, regardless of the amount of time that's passed. Good Grief is a six-part, sixty-minute binge of true, short stories that immerse us in the grieving process, find healthy (and avoid unhealthy) ways to cope, and even share a few laughs. Comfort, community, and catharsis guide this audio portrait of love and loss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:44

Listen to This: Written Off

7/14/2021
Walter Thompson-Hernández speaks with formerly incarcerated young writers whose work will be read over the course of the season by creatives like John Legend, Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Karamo Brown, Jay Ellis, Keke Palmer, Julio Torres, and Jesse Williams. Vulnerable poems and honest stories play out against a tailored soundtrack with original music. From Lemonada Media and Black Bar Mitzvah. The voices of those locked up in the U.S. prison system have been all but written off, but no more....

Duration:00:14:59

Introducing In the Bubble: Our Shot

6/16/2021
Andy Slavitt, President Biden’s Senior Advisor on COVID-19, is back from the White House to his chair on the award-winning In the Bubble podcast. Just as he took us through the pandemic, this 10-week series called Our Shot is about leading us out. It’s an insider’s guide for getting closure on what happened, how we emerge, and what must come next. Andy is joined each week by Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, who takes you places we couldn’t go during the pandemic. Special guests include leaders we...

Duration:00:22:05

10. Pro Tips on Fighting the System

6/10/2021
In the final episode of the season, David highlights pro tips from the experts themselves: patient advocates Linda Michelson and AnnMarie McIlwain. Dr. David Blumenthal of The Commonwealth Fund joins to shine the light on tangible solutions on how to restructure our national health care system. Resources from the episode: Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and...

Duration:00:36:44

9. We Asked, You Replied: Listener Submissions Special

6/3/2021
From the start of our show, we’ve asked listeners to share stories about navigating the American health care system. Today, David talks with those of you who have had to fight for health care in order to manage chronic illnesses, secure gender-affirming surgeries, and help children receive developmental therapies for Down Syndrome. Resources from the...

Duration:00:48:29