Bari Tessler is a little famous as a “financial therapist,” but even she gets rattled by the price of health care.
Her story is complicated. And very relatable. Many of you have written to ask us about HealthShare programs. Are they a viable alternative to health insurance?
Bari’s chose to use a HealthShare; she sees it, for now, as the least terrible of a bunch of terrible options — and she’s conflicted about it.
Also: What my family is doing for health insurance next year.
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Also this week: A taste from one of the most painfully-hilarious things to hit the Internet for a long time. Welcome to Our Modern Hospital, Where if You Want to Know a Price, You Can Go F*** Yourself, published by McSweeney’s.
There’s a longer excerpt, and an interview with the author, Alex Baia — that’s on our Patreon. Thanks to Alex for permission to record excerpts, and to ttsreader for dramatizing the text for us!
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