Airing on Friday, July 10, 2015: Following the hack at the Office of Personnel Management, we look at the state of the Social Security number: our lives are organized around it, but having one number for many purposes also creates a big red target for hackers. And the more these numbers are hacked, the less secure they are. Will your Social Security number still be the ultimate way to prove your identity going forward? Marketplace explores. Plus: Medicare is changing the way it pays for two of the most common medical procedures in the nation: hip and knee replacements. Right now, the cost and quality of those replacements are all over the map. One proposed solution is to bundle the payment — that is, give providers one pot of money to manage costs all the way from prep to surgery to discharge. We unbundle what this means.
Marketplace for Friday, July 10, 2015
Nela Richardson and David Gura join Molly Wood to recap the week in business and finance.
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Universal identifiers like Social Security numbers are a big target for hackers.
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Sometimes a hip replacement costs $16,500. Sometimes it costs twice that.
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