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The Check-In Outtake: How Are We Paying For Our Health?

Around 100 people rallied outside the Missouri State Capitol on Tuesday in response to Senate Republicans attempting to block funding for Medicaid expansion - the Expansion was approved by Missouri voters last year. People shared stories about how a lack of access to affordable health care and fear of going into medical debt has cost Missourians their jobs, their health, and even their lives.

So on this episode of The Check-In Outtake, we wanted to talk about the cost of healthcare - and the cost of not getting healthcare.

Hosts Janet Saidi and Isabella Paxton discussed the sacrifices we make to take care of our health, and look at the less-known impacts of a healthcare system many of us just can’t afford. They spoke with guests Jay Hancock, a senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, and Professor Brook Gotberg, who teaches law at Brigham Young University.

How have you struggled to pay for health care or medical expenses? Do you have medical debt? How is it affecting you?

If anything we say resonates with you, leave us a voicemail at 833-560-1329 or tweet us @CheckIn_KBIA to join the conversation.

Our guests:

  • Jay Hancock — Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
  • Brook Gotberg — Professor of Law, Brigham Young University
Isabella is a student reporter in the KBIA Newsroom