Thursday, August 14, 2014
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Far fewer New Jersey residents have enrolled in Obamacare insurance plans compared to New Yorkers, according to the latest figures released by the federal government.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
For some Americans, dental care means a sturdy chair, a fluoride swish, and a free toothbrush. But for one in three Americans, it's a nightmare, including astronomical bills, crippling credit card debt, panicked visits to the emergency room, and life-threatening disease.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writes The Apothecary blog on healthcare policy for Forbes, and is live chatting at National Review Online on the Supreme Court healthcare case. He brings us up to speed on today's arguments on the health insurance mandate being heard at the Supreme Court on the Affordable Healthcare Act case.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Taxes, penalties, and tax penalties. That sums up much of what was discussed at yesterday's Supreme Court hearing on the 2010 health care overhaul bill, also known as the Affordable Care Act. Today's hearing, in which the court will focus on the constitutionality of the health overhaul, promises to be much more exciting. We speak with Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University, and Monica Haymond, a legal assistant originally from California who's been sleeping outside the Supreme Court Building since Friday night, hoping to get into today’s hearing.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
A number of brand name drugs will be falling off the so-called "patent cliff" over the next several months. It means multiple generic versions of name brand drugs will soon be available at a fraction of the cost, adding up to savings for most.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
In Washington, a 12-member "super committee" of legislators is haggling over spending cuts and generating tax revenues. Confidence in Congress to get the job done on our stumbling economy is at an all-time low. But America's strength has always been about the democratic discussion of big ideas. In a free society, one person can change the world with creative problem solving. So we want to hear more from you: what are your big ideas for solving the economy?
Friday, July 08, 2011
Asian immigrants in New York City are less likely than U.S.-born residents to have diabetes, according to a new study.
Friday, April 22, 2011
In 2007, Governor Deval Patrick became the first black governor of Massachusetts. In his first term, Patrick oversaw the implementation of the state's 2006 health care reform program, defended the legality of same-sex marriages and increased the state's sales tax to 6.5 percent. Now in his second term, the man born into poverty on Chicago's South Side has written a memoir called “A Reason to Believe: Lessons From an Improbable Life.” Governor Deval Patrick joins The Takeaway to talk about his path to the governor's mansion —and the road ahead.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Whatever happens to health care reform, private insurance will continue to play a central role in American health care. And while some 75 percent of Americans with private insurance like their plans, according to one recent survey, hundreds of thousands of frustrated people call insurance regulators every year looking for help.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
The health care debate isn't subsiding in Washington. A Republican effort to repeal the health care law failed in the Senate Wednesday night, while a Democratic amendment to repeal the law's new tax-reporting requirements passed with bipartisan support. Senate Republicans vowed this will not be their last attempt to repeal the law. Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich lays out the roadmap for the Republican plan to piece-by-piece tear away at the law.
Monday, January 17, 2011
China's President Hu Jintao is heading to the United States this week and will meet with President Obama at the White House on Wednesday. Marcus Mabry, associate national editor for The New York Times, and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, discuss what they expect to come out of this meeting between the leaders of two of the most powerful countries in the world.
Monday, January 10, 2011
The shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson on Saturday rocked the country this weekend. The Takeaway’s Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich and Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH in Boston, take a look at how the shooting has changed the national agenda and what else we can expect this week.