David Smith – The Cost of Care Podcast Interview

Apr 14, 2021 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, Science, seniors, technology


David Smith – The Cost of Care Podcast Interview

The Not Old Better Show Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show.  I’m Paul Vogelzang.  As part of our Art of Living Interview series, today’s show features my interview with David Smith, host of the new podcast from Lemonada Media, titled ‘The Cost Of Care.’  Today’s interview with David Smith is the perfect antidote for our year of isolation and since the pandemic has impacted us all, we’re all vaccine patients, dealing with COVID, and a community of people thinking about care, what it costs, and the community of all of us.

Well, first off, what’s your life worth? Healthcare in the United States can bankrupt you, demoralize you—or actually kill you. Healthcare economist David Smith grew up in a Mormon community in Utah, and lost his father, sister, and brother to the same deadly epidemic. David Smith spent his career exploring whether their deaths were preventable and how we can make health a priority for everyone. 

Today on The Not Old Better Show, we discuss David Smith’s new show, ‘The Cost of Care,” David and I chat about patients, medical experts, and policymakers – and David will reveal how the wealthiest nation on earth ended up with one of the most expensive, worst-performing health care systems in the world and provide solutions to fix it, together. 

That’s a brief clip from David and his new podcast ‘The Cost of Care,’ from Lemonada Media, and now please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, David Smith.  

My thanks to David Smith for his time today.  Thanks, also, to Lemonada Media for reaching out with such an important new show from them, and this important health subject.  Check out the Cost of Care podcast when it debuts April 15, anywhere you listen to podcasts, and we’ll have links in our show notes today.  

Thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience.  Remember, be safe, be well, practice smart social distancing and I hope you’re listening today while you’re standing in line for the vaccine!  Let’s talk about better.  The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody.