Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Everywhere you turn in Washington, there are budget battles. Democrats and Republicans are negotiating the 2011 budget in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown this Friday; the 2012 budget is still in the air; and the Congressional Budget Office, under the leadership of Paul Ryan (R-WI), has offered a proposal that looks to shave $6 billion from the federal budget - including big changes to Medicaid and Medicare. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) discusses the negotiation on the hill; and John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine; Paul Starr, professor of public policy at Princeton; and Ed Haislmaier, health policy researcher at the Heritage Foundation discuss the Ryan proposal.
Monday, April 04, 2011
Friday, April 01, 2011
By Anna Sale
Henry Thompson, the CEO of the Community Health Center in Staten Island, is suffering from political whiplash.
After the clinic opened in 2006 – with nearly every bold-faced name in local politics in attendance – the clinic received a grant during the Bush administration two years later to build a new location. In 2009, the clinic received $1.3 million in stimulus dollars to expand hours and services.
Then came the federal health care overhaul last year, which provides $11 billion dollars to support and expand the network of clinics across the country.
But now, the clinic is one of six federally funded community health centers that could close if budget cuts passed by the House make it into a final compromise spending plan.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
—Michael Dimock,associate director for the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, on the Brian Lehrer Show.
Monday, March 21, 2011
—Sen. Robert Menendez, N..J. Democrat and member of the Foreign Relations Committee, on the Brian Lehrer Show.
Thursday, March 17, 2011