Tag: John Green

Why Can’t America Have a Grown-Up Healthcare Conversation?

大发体育Good morning, Hank. It’s Tuesday. So, you know the Obamacare insurance exchanges that, depending on your political perspective, are either the cause of or the solution to so many of America’s health care problems? Only about six percent of Americans actually get their insurance through those exchanges. Now, that’s obviously very important to those six…


Understanding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Reform Proposals

Good morning, Hank。 It’s Tuesday。 Let’s talk about the healthcare proposals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but first I should say that if you’re interested in healthcare or health in general, you should check out Health Care Triage, hosted by Dr。 Aaron Carroll。 It’s an amazing show。 Okay, to understand the candidates’ proposals, we…


The Structure & Cost of US Health Care: Crash Course Sociology #44

The health care system in America is…complicated。 Doctors, hospitals, insurance and drug companies – it can be hard to navigate all the moving parts of healthcare, and it’s even harder if you’re trying to do it when you’re sick。 Theory and statistics can give us a broad understanding of the social and cultural forces that…


Health Insurance Terms You Need to Know (in the U.S.)

Let’s start with a breathing exercise. Okay? In through the nose… and out through the mouth…. Today we’re getting into a calm frame of mind, because we’re gonna talk about health insurance. [♪♩INTRO] Health insurance can be a super confusing and frustrating thing to deal with. But it’s a huge part of adulting! Since we…


The Economics of Healthcare: Crash Course Econ #29

Adriene: Welcome to Crash Course Economics I’m Adriene Hill Jacob: and I’m Jacob Clifford. Today we are going to talk about the Economics of Healthcare. Healthcare is different than some of the other markets we’ve talked about. Adriene: If you’re having a heart attack, you’re not going to shop around for the hospital with the…


Health & Medicine: Crash Course Sociology #42

大发体育As we launch into our final segment of Crash Course Sociology, I’m sure one of the things that you’ve learned by now is that sociology touches on everything. It helps us understand every aspect of society – even those that we think are strictly personal, like religion, sex, and gender. And the same is true…


Population Health: Crash Course Sociology #43

大发体育A person can be healthy…but can a country be healthy? Population health indicators measure the distribution of health throughout a given population. These kinds of indicators are what sociologists use to study patterns in health outcomes across different social groups. Because, like all things sociological, we want to understand the wider patterns of health. So,…


大发体育Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?

Good morning Hank, it’s Tuesday。 I want to talk today about why healthcare costs in the United States are so phenomenally, fascinatingly expensive, but first I have to blow your mind: Alright, so you’ve probably heard that the reason that people enjoy “free” healthcare in Australia and the UK and Canada, etc, etc is that…


Emotion, Stress, and Health: Crash Course Psychology #26

Did you know that astronauts in space have a hard time communicating without words because their weightless bodily fluids make their faces all puffy and hard to read? Have you heard that Botox can actually improve your mood, and not by smoothing wrinkles but actually by easing depression? Or that this “come here” gesture is…


Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #37

大发体育Here’s a couple of words you might find useful in the study of human metabolism. They also happen to be two words that I enjoy in general. Brunch. Buffet. I’d throw in “all you can eat,” but that’s kind of implied, and then it would be six words, unless you hyphenate them. But still, brunch…


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