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The Takeaway

Insurance Companies Ignore ACA Mandates on Women's Healthcare

Monday, May 04, 2015

President Obama's Affordable Care Act guaranteed coverage for a number of women's health services. A new study finds that many insurance plans aren't complying with the law.

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The Takeaway

Veterans Still Face Huge Barriers to Healthcare

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A new program designed to give veterans faster and more efficient access to healthcare is facing a number of obstacles, and veterans continue to report long wait times. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

'An Exchange Established By the State'

Thursday, March 05, 2015

New York Times Magazine correspondent Emily Bazelon goes through the oral arguments heard yesterday in King v. Burwell, a Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

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The Takeaway

Preparing to Die: Dr. Atul Gawande on Medicine's Struggle with Mortality

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How do you help a dying person? Boston surgeon Atul Gawande discusses some of the difficulties doctors—including himself—have helping patients with end-of-life care.

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WNYC News

New York Insurers To Cover Transgender Treatment

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New York health insurers must cover transgender treatment deemed medically necessary under new guidelines set by the Department of Financial Services.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Medicine Can Improve Life — and Death

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Medicine can improve our lives, but surgeon and writer Atul Gawande wants medical care to also  improve the way we die.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Surprise Medical Bills and Other Major Health Care Costs

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal on why we're being billed for treatment by doctors we've never even met.

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The Takeaway

Dying in America: Rehauling End-of-Life Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new 507 page report called "Dying in America" says the country's end-of-life care system is essentially broken—and calls for a major overhaul for how end-of-life issues are handled.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Make Health Care Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

 There's a sea of medical information out there. The New York Times' Gina Kolata advises us on how to wade through it and get the best care from our doctors.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why the Cost of Vaccines Is Soaring

Friday, July 25, 2014

The cost of vaccines has gone from single digits to sometimes triple digits per shot in the last 20 years. How did such a basic element of healthcare become so cost-prohibitive for doctors and patients — and so lucrative for manufacturers?

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The Takeaway

Courts Collide on ACA Interpretation

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On Tuesday, two separate federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings that complicate the nation's already-murky understanding of the Affordable Care Act. Millions of Americans are now potentially affected, and there will likely be months of legal limbo.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can Anything Resuscitate Brooklyn’s Ailing Hospitals?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Long Island College Hospital was closed this year, emergency funding has kept Interfaith from closing, and a 2011 state report has identified at least three other Brooklyn hospitals on the brink of financial collapse.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Get Better Health Care from Your Doctor

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Is diagnosis a lost art? Hear how to avoid dangerous tests, get the right diagnosis, and ask the important follow-up questions to avoid grave mistakes.

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The Takeaway

The Ruling on Peyote that Helped Hobby Lobby Win

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The basis of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling comes from the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law was adopted after a 1990 Supreme Court decision denied unemployment benefits to two Native American men who used peyote in a religious ritual.

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The Takeaway

VA Secretary Resigns Amid Healthcare Scandal

Friday, May 30, 2014

"Our veterans deserve the best — they've earned it," President Obama said today at a press conference. "General Shinseki offered me his resignation, and with considerable regret, I accepted.”

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The Takeaway

Nearly 1,000 Wrongful Deaths in VA System

Thursday, April 03, 2014

In the decade after 9/11, nearly 1,000 veterans became victims of the administration designed to help them. The Department of Veterans Affairs paid more than $200 million in wrongful death claims.

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On The Media

The President's Appearance on Between Two Ferns Seems to Have Worked

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The web comedy show was the number one referrer to healthcare.gov yesterday.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Innovation in Africa; Dave Barry on Parenting; Benjamin Black's New Novel; Why Health Care Is Divisive and Difficult to Reform

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A Ghanaian ex-pat tells us about her journey to discover how ordinary Africans are coping with the challenges they face every day – and the creative and innovative solutions she found. Dave Barry shares his take on parenting in his new book called You Can Date Boys When You’re 40. Benjamin Black discusses channeling Raymond Chandler for his latest novel, The Black-Eyed Blonde. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former special White House adviser on health care reform, talks about why it’s become such a divisive issue and how he thinks the ACA will improve health care.

The Takeaway

Affordable Healthcare? It Depends Where You Live

Monday, March 03, 2014

You'd expect people in wealthier communities to pay higher premiums, and more moderate or low-income communities to pay lower premiums, but it doesn't always work out that way. Here's why.

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Money Talking

Pensions. Be Afraid.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The looming crisis is getting closer — and it’s keeping elected officials like Chris Christie up at night. Here’s how cities and states are finding billions to fix the problem.

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