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The Brian Lehrer Show

How LBJ's 'Great Society' Came To Be

Friday, April 17, 2015

Princeton professor Julian Zelizer talks about the forces that helped shape the legislation that President Johnson labeled the 'Great Society.'

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WNYC News

Brooklyn DA uncovers 'Medicaid Mill' Offering Free Sneakers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nine doctors and 14 others were indicted for allegedly recruiting patients to go to corrupt foot-care clinics throughout New York City.

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WNYC News

Who is Still Signing up for ObamaCare in Newark?

Monday, February 09, 2015

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New Jersey Public Radio teamed up with New Jersey Citizen Action to host an Obamacare enrollment fair in Newark. Several who enrolled had gone years without any health coverage.

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WNYC News

It's Not Insurance, but Maybe It's a Start

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A new program for the uninsured provides unlimited primary care and wellness visits for $50 a month. But will it shield them from medical catastrophe?

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WNYC News

US Sues NYC Over Medicaid Claims Worth Millions

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The suit claims the city and a computer company used computer programs to dodge requirements.

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The Takeaway

National Politics Take Shape in FL Governor's Race

Thursday, October 16, 2014

In Florida, the 2014 race for governor is starting to look more and more like a referendum on the big political issues facing the United States.

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WNYC News

Leaving Stigma Behind, NY Cuts Red Tape on the IUD

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New York is one of the first states to pay for intra-uterine devices through Medicaid at the time of childbirth.

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WNYC News

Lawsuit Blames NY's Medicaid Overhaul for Home Care Cuts

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A class-action lawsuit filed against New York State says the 2011 Medicaid overhaul left the disabled and chronically ill without help at home.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Supportive Housing as Healthcare

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

As part of WNYC's series exploring health and healthcare in The Bronx, which was recently named the least healthy county in New York State, WNYC reporter Amanda Aronczyk explores whether housing should be considered healthcare. New York State thinks so, and is funding "supportive housing" through the state's Medicaid program. Brenda Rosen, executive director of Common Ground, joins the conversation to discuss Common Ground's role in developing "supportive housing."

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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

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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Who Relies on the Social Safety Net?

Monday, March 24, 2014

The notions of the Welfare Queen and of unemployed poor people taking advantage of federal programs like welfare and food stamps are hard to shake in our society, but they don’t represent a real picture of who relies on these safety net programs and why.

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WNYC News

NY to Receive $8 Billion in Federal Healthcare Funds

Thursday, February 13, 2014

After a year and a half of lobbying and public pleading, New York is set to receive $8 billion in federal healthcare funding over the next five years to bolster struggling hospitals and help improve medical services across the state.

The specifics of the agreement between Albany and Washington are ...

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WNYC News

Report: Nursing Home Shift Needs More Oversight

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A new report raises questions about managed care companies using poor performing nursing homes in their networks.

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WNYC News

NY, NJ Obamacare Exchanges in Home Stretch

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday launched New York State of Health, a marketplace where the uninsured will be able to buy coverage from private insurance companies. Consumers can shop online, through phone operators or with live people who will be fanning out to various gathering spots around the state.

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WNYC News

Report Finds Home Health Care Workers Earning Poverty Wages

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The majority of the city's home health care aides are earning poverty or near poverty wages, according to a new report from the health care advocacy coalition Alliance for a Greater New York. The report finds 62 percent of those surveyed earn less than $25,000 a year.

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WNYC News

Bankrupt Interfaith One Step Closer to Permanent Shutdown

Friday, July 26, 2013

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Interfaith Hospital in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn has submitted a closure plan to state Health authorities. The plan gives a timetable for transferring patients and ceasing operations, but Interfaith says it can't tell the public yet exactly when it will shut down while the plan is "under review" by regulators.

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The Takeaway

Local Perspectives on the Affordable Care Act

Monday, May 13, 2013

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, roughly half of American adults do not feel they have enough information to understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect their lives. As this major, complex system begins to take effect, we analyze what it's looking like on the ground - in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and state legislatures around the country. What do these changes look like, and where are the seams starting to show? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Chris Christie Is Taking Obamacare Funds

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Though he claims to be "no fan" of the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced this week that the state will accept the bill's expanded Medicaid coverage provision. New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Thomas Kean Jr. and Gordon MacInnes, president of New Jersey Policy Perspective, discuss the decision and what it means for the Garden State's residents and budget.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Budget; Sandy and the Netherlands; Sen. Murphy

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has presented his budget. New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Thomas Kean Jr. and Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective, react to the Governor’s proposals – including the expansion of Medicaid in the state. Then, a NY1 reporting trip to the Netherlands found lessons for storm mitigation for this area after Sandy. Plus: our series on fashion continues with a look at sustainability; U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.); leadership coach Dennis Kimbro tells the stories of black millionaires; and where do you draw the line with taboo foods?