These are stories we’ve been collecting for months– some of them for more than a year , and they’re big.
One of them turns out to be about how change actually happens. Which for a show about the cost of health care , one that promises (and we do) to be entertaining, empowering, and useful , change is important.
And, as horrible as things are right now, we’ve been learning: some things used to be worse.
For instance, this year we’ve been reporting on how people can get bills forgiven by hospitals. It’s called charity care, and it’s the law. Twenty years ago, in most of the country, THIS WAS NOT A THING.
The road to making this a right took a lot of work from a lot of people. Like one of the country’s biggest lawyers , the guy who helped bring down big tobacco.
You know, big tobacco was TOUGH. And he BEAT them. But on hospitalshe totally failed.
Well, not totally. But it’s a wild ride, and we’ll be on it for a few episodes. It even takes us to the Oval Office, which is fun.
And after thatwell, I’ve met a couple of people who have taken me into the GUTS of health insurance, and actually, blown my mind about what it really is.
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