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The Revolutionaries Who Rescued a Hospital

Monday, June 02, 2014

In 1970, Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx was one of the worst in New York City. There were rats in the emergency room, and if you walked in with a stab wound you might walk out with lead poisoning. Then came the Young Lords — and everything changed. This is part 1 of our weeklong series on health care in the Bronx.

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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 Brian Lehrer Show

When Doctors and Patients Share Notes

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lena Sun, health reporter at The Washington Post, discusses her story on a pilot program at a Boston hospital that allows mental health patients to read the notes their doctors are writing during therapy sessions. The program grew out of a national push for more access to health records for patients, but some patients and doctors worry that care will suffer.

 

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On The Media

What’s a Health Journalist To Do?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Resveratrol is a chemical in red wine that, over the years, has been both heralded as heart healing and dismissed as bogus by the media. While this head-spinning trajectory is the norm in health reporting, it's enough to make health and science reporter Virginia Hughes question her profession. Brooke speaks with Hughes about the perils of reporting on the latest health news.

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WNYC News

AstraZeneca Board Rejects New Offer From Pfizer

Monday, May 19, 2014

The board of directors of British drug maker AstraZeneca says it rejects the raised $119 billion takeover offer from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer.

In a statement released Monday, AstraZeneca's board said it "reiterates its confidence in AstraZeneca's ability to deliver on its prospects as an independent, science led business."

Pfizer Inc., ...

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WNYC News

State Health Commissioner Stepping Down

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will step down in June to take an executive position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California, the health department said late Wednesday.

Department spokesman Bill Schwarz said the move has been in the works for weeks. Dr. Howard Zucker, who is currently ...

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WNYC News

A New Lease on Life for Long Island College Hospital

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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A $250 million deal from Brooklyn Health Partners would preserve LICH as a full-service hospital with up to 400 inpatient beds.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare: New York vs. New Jersey

Monday, March 31, 2014

Today is the deadline for ACA enrollment, and the numbers in New York are booming. In New Jersey, not so much. What's keeping the Garden State from a "robust" sign-up?

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WNYC News

Enrollment Deadline Is Here. But Holes in Data Leave Big Question Mark

Monday, March 31, 2014

Today is the deadline for applying for ACA insurance. The White House says it's hit its target. But in places like Newark, it's not clear how successful the process has been.    

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be President?" Edition

Friday, March 28, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Jacob Weisberg, and New York Times columnist Gail Collins. This week: Hobby Lobby challenges Obamacare, the Age Question haunts Hillary, and Dems attack Nate Silver's Big Data journalism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The ACA Deadline Is Coming

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The deadline to start signing up for health insurance if you aren't covered is March 31st (Monday), and the White House has just announced some more important dates. Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, health policy analyst for PBS NewsHour and former editor-in-chief of the journal Health Affairs, explains what happens if you don't sign up, your options, and the state of the policy.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The We Are Invincible Edition

Friday, March 21, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle. This week: U.S. foreign policy, Obamacare by the numbers, and McArdle's new book, The Up Side of Down.

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The Takeaway

Can Obama Get Young People to Enroll in the ACA?

Friday, March 14, 2014

There are only two weeks left for Americans to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, and this week, President Barack Obama made a comedic appeal to young people by appearing on Zach Galifianakis’s web show, “Between Two Ferns.” Now web traffic at HealthCare.gov is up 40 percent. How many young people still need to enroll and why are so many still resistant? Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, and Josh Carpenter, explain.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "Are You on Hillary's Hit List?" Edition

Friday, February 14, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Planet Money co-founder Adam Davidson. This week: The Clintons, the vanishing middle class, and AOL chief Tim Armstrong's "distressed babies" comment.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Take This Job and Shove It 'Cause I've Got Obamacare Edition

Friday, February 07, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Dems' midterm prospects, Obamacare's impact on the economy, and Facebook's big birthday.

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WNYC News

A Last-Minute Push for Health Care in New Jersey

Monday, December 23, 2013

Today is the deadline for people to enroll in health care coverage that begins Jan. 1.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Motor City Massacre Edition

Friday, December 06, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Oklahoma challenges Obamacare, workers decry the minimum wage, and Detroit further deteriorates.

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The Takeaway

A Look at the New Politics of Obamacare

Monday, December 02, 2013

Now that the deadline has passed for the HealthCare.gov site to be fixed, how are the GOP and Democrats realigning themselves on the battle to dismantle or save the Affordable Care Act? Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has been following this story and joins The Takeaway to explain how the politics of Obamacare looks going forward.

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The Washington Report

Obamacare Website Improves & Syrian Chemical Weapons Cleanup Offshore

Monday, December 02, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about the new challenges facing President Barack Obama's healthcare website, the long-running dispute between China and Japan, and how the U.S. plans to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea.

Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Hobby Lobby Liberal Sobby Edition

Friday, November 29, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Iran nuclear deal, the Obamacare contraception court case, and the filibuster nuclear option.

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