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The Brian Lehrer Show

News on the Affordable Healthcare Act

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Obama administration announced a delay in the provision requiring larger businesses to cover their employees under Obamacare, but many other parts of the plan are moving forward. Kate Nocera, BuzzFeed reporter, talks about the latest on the healthcare reform package, and her reporting on the Freelancers Union position.

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WNYC News

New Healthcare Tech Causes Spike in Costs

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Many things make healthcare expensive in the United States, and close to the top of the list is technology. Several studies have challenged whether patients get better results from the latest high-tech equipment. Kaiser Health News reporter Jenny Gold has been looking at perhaps the costliest of these devices, proton-radiation ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cost of Mammograms: Our Findings

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show and Clear Health Costs partnered to bring transparency to health costs by asking you to report on the price of your last routine mammogram. Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of Clear Health Costs, discusses the data we've collected and what it tells us.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

Monday, May 20, 2013

Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses working in Haiti, health and human rights, and his role as a voice for global health equity and social justice. His new book, To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation, is a collection of speeches about the encouraging ways to improve the lives of the billions of people around the world without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights.

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The Takeaway

Oregon Leading the Way on Implementation of Affordable Care Act

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Just a couple of years ago, the health care budget situation in Oregon was bleak. Oregon was facing a $2 billion deficit in its Medicaid program. The Obama administration cut a deal with Oregon to bail them out, but Oregon had to keep its Medicaid spending growth rate 2 percent lower than the rest of the country. Since then, Oregon has made great strides in cutting costs while expanding Medicaid programs, and becoming something of a testing ground for the Affordable Care Act.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Impact of the Roberts Court

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for The National Law Journal, frequent guest on the PBS NewsHour, and author of The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution, looks at the ideological divides on the Supreme Court and how they play out on cases involving guns, health care, corporate "citizenship" and racial preferences.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Explainer: Mammograms

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show and Clear Health Costs are collaborating on a project to gather the cost of routine mammograms. That data is still being collected, but one common question has already come up: Just what are the different kinds of mammograms, and what is supposed to be "routine"? Freya Schnabel, MD and professor in the Department of Surgery and Division of Breast Surgery at the NYU Cancer Institute, explains the different kinds of mammograms and the latest medical recommendations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Obamacare on Schedule?

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Deadlines for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act are approaching. We check in on the progress with Sarah Kliff, health policy reporter for the Washington Post and Wonkblog. Plus: a followup on our crowdsourcing projects around the cost of birth control pills and mammograms. How much will Obamacare change the cost of women's health?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mental Health Guide; DC Developments; College Inequality

Monday, April 15, 2013

There might be compromise in the air in Washington, DC. Bob Cusack, managing editor for The Hill, talks about possible deals on gun legislation, immigration and the budget. Then, Lloyd Sederer, medical director of New York State’s Office of Mental Health, about his new guide for mental healthcare written for families. Plus: a 5-year study of a group of women in college shows inequality in college education; and news headlines from your hometowns.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Newark Emergency

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sampson Davis, New Jersey-based board certified emergency medicine physician, founder of the Three Doctors Foundation, and the author of The Pact and Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home (Spiegel & Grau, 2013),  talks about growing up in and working as an ER doctor in Newark and what it taught him about healthcare in America.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A post-Davos debrief on the state of the world economy

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A post-Davos debrief on the state of the world economy

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WNYC News

Montefiore Acquires Struggling Competitor

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A struggling Bronx hospital has succumbed to bankruptcy. But unlike many of those serving poor communities, Westchester Square Hospital is being acquired by another institution, which will transform it into a different kind of healthcare facility.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Obesity around the World

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Charlotte Howard, health care correspondent for The Economist, talks about the magazine’s special report on global obesity and ways to address it around the world.

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WNYC News

Mobile Health Team Provides Aid in Long Beach, Broad Channel

Monday, December 03, 2012

Residents of Long Beach, Long Island and Broad Channel Queens can receive free health care at a mobile clinic run by the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The van is alternating where it's stationed between the two communities during the week.

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The Truth

The Modern Prometheus

Friday, November 02, 2012

What happens when a corporation becomes a person? In this satire by Tony Award-winning playwright Greg Kotis, we follow a company called Geneva Mutual that becomes a sentient being. Performed by Louis Kornfeld, Rachel Hamilton, Tom Ligon, Chet Siegel,...

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Healthcare Goes Digital

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

As the medical world goes digital, patients are accessing healthcare online and through smartphone apps while doctors and hospitals are using software to do everything from track prescriptions to transfer patients to different offices or departments.

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It's A Free Country ®

That's My Issue: Fixing Insurance

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Two guys, the same illness, the same treatment - two very different results.

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It's A Free Country ®

What Ryan's Prescription on Healthcare Could Mean for New Yorkers

Monday, August 13, 2012

In choosing Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney is putting the fate of much of the American healthcare system at the top of this year's political agenda. In the New York metro area, where healthcare is a dominant industry and an expensive proposition for consumers and taxpayers, whichever policy prevails will be uniquely felt.

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The Takeaway

Massachusetts Caps Healthcare Costs

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Massachusetts has been at the forefront of the healthcare debate since it introduced a universal coverage system. But earlier this week, the state legislature may have done something even more unheard of in modern America — it enacted a law that caps the price of health costs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Replacing Obamacare

Friday, July 13, 2012

James Capretta, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discusses the National Affairs article he co-authored with Robert Moffit of the Heritage Foundation, called "How to Replace Obamacare."

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