Also from Chris here are two episodes of the This American Life radio show that deal with healthcare in America. The links take you directly to the streaming audio of the complete shows.
More is Less
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.
Someone Else's Money
This week, we bring you a deeper look inside the health insurance industry. The dark side of prescription drug coupons.
(If you've never explored the TAL archive before then you are in for a treat with over 400 shows, all available for free. They range from the tragic to the hilarious and a good starting point is the 'Favorites' section. My personal favorites are the ever popular Squirrel Cop segment and Scott Carrier's story of Running after Antelope.)