Cost of Health

Cost of Health

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In the U.S., health care costs are rising faster than inflation. This means that every year, more and more of our income is going toward medical expenses, leaving less money to invest in our families, our businesses and our communities. The Cost of Hea…


Senator Krawiec explains how CON laws drive up your health care costs
Aug 26, 2019 • 19 min
“The folks who already are in the market don’t want competition,” Krawiec says. “They just don’t want competition.”
HHS Secretary Mandy Cohen on Medicaid Work Requirements, Tobacco and more
May 8, 2019 • 17 min
North Carolina Secretary Mandy Cohen talks Medicaid Expansion - Part 2
HHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, Talks Health Access Expansion
Apr 25, 2019 • 21 min
North Carolina Secretary Mandy Cohen talks Medicaid Expansion
Senator Hise - A Solution to Surprise Hospital Bills
Mar 31, 2019 • 19 min
Senator Hise discusses solutions to surprise hospital bills
Want Lower Premiums? Meet Reference Based Reimbursement
Nov 30, 2018 • 17 min
A new approach to health care reimbursement leads to lower premiums
Dr. Conway, CEO of Blue Cross NC on rising health care costs
Nov 6, 2018 • 18 min
Patrick Conway, CEO of Blue Cross NC, discusses steps his company is enacting to help lower healthcare costs
Dr. Rahul Rajkumar, CMO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
Oct 24, 2018 • 19 min
Blue Cross NC CMO discusses solutions to rising health care costs
Possibly unnecessary surgery this year - because it would cost too much next year
Oct 19, 2018 • 14 min
A family business owner rushes her own surgery so she can afford college for her daughter.
North Carolina Rep. Kevin Corbin
Sep 27, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode, NC Representative Kevin Corbin joins us to discuss the impact of health care costs on his constituents in western North Carolina. He also shares some potential legislative solutions to alleviate health care costs, and talks about his…
Not Enough Money For Insulin and Groceries
Sep 18, 2018 • 19 min
Doctor Spangler shares stories about the horrible choices families have to make due to the cost of medication.
He changed his whole life so he could afford not to have insurance
Sep 11, 2018 • 15 min
Keith changed everything so he could afford to go without insurance.
She sacrificed everything else so they could have health insurance
Sep 6, 2018 • 18 min
A North Carolina farmer makes a surprising and difficult choice to afford her health coverage.
The Cost of Health - Trailer
Aug 29, 2018 • 2 min
Welcome to The Cost of Health