Trudy Lieberman

Columbia Journalism Review.

Contributing editor at the Columbia Journalism Review.

Trudy Lieberman appears in the following:

A Social Security-Medicare Double Whammy for Seniors

Friday, October 16, 2015

A closer look at the Social Security Administration's decision to not raise cost-of-living benefits in 2016.

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Is Obamacare Living Up To Its Promise?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Republicans opposed to the Affordable Care Act are forced to live with it after last week's Supreme Court decision. But are insurance companies the real beneficiaries?

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Funding End-of-Life Counseling

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Under a new policy starting next month, the government will pay doctors to discuss options for end-of-life care with their patients, which may include advance directives -- instructions on how aggressively to continue medical treatment if the patient is too incapacitated to decide for themselves.  Daniel Callahan, co-founder of the Hastings Center for nonpartisan research on bioethics and public policy, and author of Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care; and Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, discuss the new measure. 

Medicare Changes

Monday, December 06, 2010

The Medicare open enrollment period ends in one month. Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor at the Colombia Journalism Review, discusses the imminent changes and what enrollees need to know.

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Tough Cuts: Taxing Health Care, Slimming Medicare

Friday, November 19, 2010

The co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility have come up with a list of proposals of possible cuts in order to help offset the looming national deficit. Balancing the budget by 2015 will require finding ways to save $200 billion. So far, no decisions have been made on what programs should be cut, and lawmakers have to agree on where to begin.

So, we're doing the job for them - at least hypothetically. All this week, we're picking one program a day to cut and looking at what the ripple effect would be of doing so.

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House Passes Senate's Health Reform Bill, Reconciliation 'Fixes'

Monday, March 22, 2010

Last night the House voted, 219-212, to approve the Senate's version of health care reform, clearing the way for legislation to proceed to the president's desk. The House also approved a set of "fixes" to the Senate bill; Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has assured the House leadership that more than 51 Senators will pass the same fixes using the Senate's reconciliation rules.

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Analyzing the President's Health Care Proposal

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

President Obama released a proposal for health care reform Monday that hewed close to the bill passed last year by the Senate. After watching months of rancorous debate in Congress, the White House is laying out the key points of the proposal in plain language. But will it be enough to get reform unstuck?

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Boston Tea Party

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Yesterday's victory by Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts' special election may have big implications for the national Democratic agenda. Nate Silver of breaks down the vote and the lessons learned. Then, Trudy Lieberman of the Columbia Journalism Review, and Richard Parker, lecturer in public policy at ...

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Senate Health Bill Passed; Road for Reform Still Bumpy

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, and Carrie Budoff Brown, health reporter for Politico, join us to talk about the next steps for the Democrats' ...


Senate Passes Health Care Reform Bill

Thursday, December 24, 2009

In the moments as the Senate passes their version of health care reform, we check in with Jeff Young, reporter for The Hill, along with Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor to the Col...


In House, Health Care Reform Squeaks Past

Monday, November 09, 2009

Late in the evening Saturday, 219 Democrats and one Republican voted to pass the House version of health care reform, squeaking the historic bill past and sending the debate on to the...

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Breaking Down the Baucus Bill

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Democratic Senator Max Baucus finally unveiled his plan for health care yesterday. No Republicans have endorsed the bill in its current form, but that doesn't mean they won't. We'...


Fact Checking the Health Care Reform Debate

Monday, August 17, 2009

To sift through the rumors, hearsay, and falsehoods being spoken and shouted in the debate over health care reform, The Takeaway talks to Trudy Lieberman, director of the Health and M...


An Obstacle for Obama's Health Care Plan

Monday, July 20, 2009

President Obama hoped to have his health care reform plan passed before Congress goes on recess in August, but now that seems unlikely. Over the weekend, the Congressional Budget Offi...


Health Care Reform: Change We Can Count On?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

At President Obama’s urging, Democratic congressional leaders made considerable progress this week in reworking the nation’s health care system. On Tuesday, the House unveiled its hea...

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Like a Car? The Massachusetts Model of Health Care

Monday, June 22, 2009

As President Obama and Congress work to reform health care, The Takeaway has been looking at possible models, at home and abroad, that could inform the debate. One possibility is the ...

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Press Conference Analysis

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review examines Tom Daschle's appointment as President-elect Obama's point person on health care. And Jonathon Weisman, political reporter for The Wall Street Journal, looks at the ongoing Blagojevich saga.

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