Season 10, Episode 33

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Kidney failure is such a catastrophic (and expensive) disease that Medicare covers treatment for anyone, regardless of age. Since Medicare reimbursement rates are fairly low, the dialysis industry had to find a way to tweak the system if they wanted to make big profits. They succeeded.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “Is Dialysis a Test Case of Medicare for All?