environmental correspondent for The New York Times.
As the new affordable healthcare law goes into effect people are confused about what's legal and safe when it comes to prescription drugs.
New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal investigates whether the Affordable Care Act will deliver on its promise to make health financially viable. She looks into whether the policies will actually be able deliver care at manageable prices. Her article “ ‘Affordable Care’ or a Rip-Off” was in the Times’ Sunday Review on September 29.
Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about the high cost of hip and knee replacement surgery in the U.S., and the growing popularity of having surgery overseas. Her New York Times series, Paying Till It Hurts, is about the cost of medical care in the US. Her most recent articles are "In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S." and "The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas." She's joined by Michael Shopenn, who was the subject of her article.
Weigh in: Did you have unexpected costs for maternal care? What was your experience paying for maternal health care?
New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about why the United States leads the world in health expenditures, and looks at why health care is significantly more expensive here than it is around the world. Her article “The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill,” in the Times Sunday, June 2, focuses on colonoscopies, the most expensive screening test that healthy Americans routinely undergo. It’s the first article in a series called Paying Till It Hurts: A Case Study in High Costs.
New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal looks at how much the United States really needs fossil fuels like oil and gas and whether alternative, clean energy from wind, the sun, and the water will ever be able to compete with fossil fuels to provide our energy needs. Her article “Life After Oil and Gas,” was published in the Sunday Review section of the Times.
Though Congress may have failed to pass an energy bill to reduce the nation's dependence on fossil fuels, the military isn't wasting time developing renewable energy technologies. A Marine company in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan has become the first to take renewable technology into a battle zone, arriving last week with solar powered tents and chargers.
The military's decision was less about environmental concerns than practicality. In recent weeks, already treacherous supply routes over the Khyber Pass from Pakistan to Afghanistan have become even more fraught with danger, culminating in the attack of several NATO oil tankers on Monday. Military leaders are hoping the push toward alternative energies will save lives in the long run.
The Environmental Protection Agency has given BP 24 hours to find a less toxic chemical dispersant to break up the oil gushing from their ruined pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. These dispersants are used to break up the crude into droplets that will sink into the water, making them more easily diluted by ocean currents and less likely to threaten shoreline ecoystems or marine life on the surface.