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The Takeaway

HealthCare.Gov Re-Opens For Business

Thursday, November 13, 2014

HealthCare.gov is open for business again. The open enrollment period for 2015 coverage kicks off on November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015.

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WNYC News

What We've Learned About Obamacare in NJ

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kai Wright looks back on the law's successes and shortcomings one year in, and looks ahead to what will change as the country gears up for 2015's open enrollment period.

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WNYC News

Obamacare Saved My Life. Then I Got the Bill.

Monday, November 10, 2014

For people with expensive, chronic conditions, ACA enrollment often comes with unexpected sticker shock. 

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Obamacare Limbo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tens of thousands of Newark’s poor have applied for Medicaid since the ACA launched a year ago. Now if only someone would approve their applications.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare Checkup in NJ: One Year In

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At last night's NJPAC event in Newark, the impact of the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey was discussed. One year into the Affordable Care Act, Kai Wright recaps the event.

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Money Talking

What a Difference a Year Makes: Obamacare Turns One

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Affordable Care Act recovered from its bumpy roll-out, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions.  

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The Takeaway

America's Infant Mortality Problem

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The United States spends more money on healthcare than any other nation in the world, yet we also have one of the highest rates of infant deaths.

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The Takeaway

New Drugs Allow Abortions to Move Beyond Clinics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Do you need a doctor to perform a safe abortion? One physician designed a program that provides access to a combination of abortion drugs and instructions on how to use them.

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The Takeaway

Investigation Reveals Dark Side to Nursing Homes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A new investigation from Takeaway partner The New York Times finds that nursing homes frequently manipulate the Medicare ratings system to guarantee a five star rating.

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PRI's The World

Liberia doesn't have many doctors, and it's battling Ebola with minimal supplies

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Doctors in West Africa are having a tough time battling Ebola since they're lacking the most basic supplies — like gloves and masks. Dr. Roseda Marshall, the chair of pediatrics at the University of Liberia's Dogliotti College of Medicine, says the world is wasting time while the epidemic spreads.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is HIPAA Being Used To Harm - Not Help - Patients?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In a recent article for ProPublica, senior reporter Charles Ornstein examines three case studies of medical centers citing HIPAA - the 1996 law mean to protect patients - in ways that protect their own interests and privacy. Ornstein joins us to explain what HIPAA actually covers and explain what your rights are as a patient.

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The Takeaway

Has Congress Fixed the VA for Good?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

After six weeks of negotiations, Congress has finally reached an agreement on how reform the veteran healthcare system. A key part of the proposal lets veterans bypass the VA system in the case of a backlog and instead seek out treatment from non-VA Medicare-eligible providers. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Joe Biden's White Teeth Edition

Friday, July 25, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Julia Ioffe. This week: The chaotic war in Ukraine, the continued fight over Obamacare, and profiling Joe Biden.

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WNYC News

Does the Affordable Care Act Mean the End of NJ's Health Centers?

Monday, July 21, 2014

 If more people have access to doctors and providers, why can't Newark's largest clinic keep its doors open?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

US Economy, Revised

Thursday, June 26, 2014

GDP for the first quarter was revised sharply downward, due primarily to lower-than-expected healthcare spending. Diane Brady, Bloomberg Businessweek senior editor and the author of Fraternity (Spiegel & Grau, 2013) talks about the drop, and why markets aren't reacting more strongly to the news.

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WNYC News

Will These Ninth Graders Make the Bronx Healthier?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Steering students toward healthcare careers, HERO High aims to tackle several endemic problems in the Bronx: unemployment, poor health, and high college drop-out rates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Veterans' Response

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), presents the IAVA's reform plan in the wake of the VA healthcare scandal and comments on the release of POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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WNYC News

The Bronx's Weight Problem

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Bronx always had a lot of food. It just wasn't good food.

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WNYC News

Take This Apartment and Call Me in the Morning

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

There's no doubt Lissette Encarnacion needs her subsidized, supportive housing. But is her apartment a form of healthcare? And if so, who pays for it?

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WNYC News

One Hospital Tells Bronx's Sick: You Call Us, We’ll Call You

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Emergency rooms are expensive, and by the time people get there, things are likely pretty bad. That's why one hospital in the Bronx is trying a new tack — calling patients to coordinate their care.

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