457. Is Dialysis a Test Case of Medicare for All?

04.08.2021 - By Freakonomics Radio

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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.

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