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PRI's The World

Paul Farmer says the best way to stop Ebola is to build up health care in Africa

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Harvard physician profiled in the book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" says today's media attention on the Ebola outbreak in Africa could help create the solution needed to stop future outbreaks ... and improve health throughout the continent.

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Strangers

Jenni Rowell: Life, Interrupted

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Imagine waking up every morning and seeing a stranger in the mirror... - Get the full story here.

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WNYC News

Far Fewer NJ Residents Enrolled in Obamacare vs. New Yorkers

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.

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Life of the Law

Reporter on Death Row

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What do we really know about death row in California? When we don’t know we create, we imagine.

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The Takeaway

A Third of Americans Can't Afford a Dentist

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Today's Supreme Court Healthcare Arguments Recap

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Critical Day in Supreme Court Health Care Hearings

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today is the day that the Supreme Court hears arguments about the "individual mandate."  Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Policy at George Washington University, discusses what we learned yesterday and what's expected in today's hearings.

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The Takeaway

Day Two: The Supreme Court and Health Care

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.

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WNYC News

Medicaid Overhaul Group Meets to Approve Measures

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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The group charged with overhauling the state’s Medicaid program meets Tuesday to approve a long list of measures to reduce costs and improve care.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Health Insurance Rate Increases

Monday, October 17, 2011

Vice president of health initiatives at the Community Services Society and co founder of Health Care for All New York Campaign (HCFANY), Elisabeth Benjamin, is urging the state not to approve the health insurance premium increases by the companies.

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WNYC News

Patent Expiration Looms for Big-Name Drugs

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

HPV in Focus

Monday, September 19, 2011

The vaccines for human papilloma virus have become part of a national political debate. Alice Park, health reporter who writes for Time Magazine's Healthland blog, talks about the specifics of the virus.

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The Takeaway

Your Big Ideas on Fixing The Economy

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?

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WNYC News

South Asian New Yorkers Have Higher Diabetes Rate Than Others

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.

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The Takeaway

Governor Deval Patrick on Health Care's History

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.

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WNYC News

Navigating the Labyrinth of Out-of-Network Health Care Billing

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.

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The Takeaway

Repeal of Health Care Law Fails in Senate

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.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: China, Health Care, Economy

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.

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WNYC News

Medicaid Reform Is a Tough Pill to Swallow

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Governor Cuomo’s panel to revamp the state’s health care system held it’s first meeting Thursday, and it featured some stern talk from the panel’s co-chair.

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The Takeaway

The Agenda: Tucson Shooting Aftermath, One-Year Haiti Quake Anniversary

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. 

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