Health Care in America
The extra costs of extra weight for older adults02/28/15
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWill labeling calorie counts on menus bring down America’s obesity rates? What can the food and beverage industry do to improve American health? What can $1 billion do to prevent childhood obesity? JUDY...
Tricks and tips for getting the most from Social Security
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKS10 Social Security rules that are insane How to get what’s yours from Social Security 4 reasons not to trust Social Security’s benefit estimates JUDY WOODRUFF: Most Americans depend on Social Security in...
News Wrap: DOJ declines to charge George Zimmerman
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: There will be no federal civil rights charges in the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin. The Justice Department said they found insufficient evidence against George Zimmerman, who shot Martin, an unarmed black...
New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care
Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they're replacing.
News Wrap: Bone-chilling cold breaks records for East Coast
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The deep freeze of the winter of 2015 tightened its grip today across much of the Eastern U.S. In the process, it left a legacy inscribed in ice across rivers and record books alike. Morning commuters...
A look at the challenges threatening the health of Obamacare
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSGOP divided over using budget process to derail Obamacare How does health care in America differ from that of other countries? Supreme Court Considers Health Reform Day 1 Recap: Jurisdiction, Tax Questions...
News Wrap: Afghan civilian casualties rose in 2014
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rose by 22 percent last year. An annual U.N. report showed 3,699 Afghan civilians were killed and nearly 7,000 were wounded. It also found more Afghans died in battles...
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Boston Civic Leaders In Washington To Discuss Violent Extremism; The Perils Of Snow Rage; Finding Hope In The Winter Of Our Discontent; Staples And The Affordable Care Act
Gist: What Cubans and Mormons Have in Common
Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million dollars for lying under oath about doping. If he complies, hell send his checks to an outfit called SCA Promotions. Today on The Gist, the Dallas-based companys general counsel, Jeff Dorough,...
Will the White House hit their health care enrollment goal?
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat’s the most important cost to consider when picking a health plan? Poll: Congress should restore insurance subsidies if Supreme Court rules against them Advocates seek greater privacy protections for...
The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data
The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.
Gist: Beyond Death Cults and Nihilism
Today on The Gist, Max Abrahms from Northeastern University examines the motives of terror groups like ISIS and Boko Haram. Plus, we speak to Mario Schlosser, CEO of health firm Oscar, about how the Affordable Care Act has birthed a new kind of health...
David Axelrod on Obama, Clinton and still believing in the political...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSA little bipartisanship begins to show in Washington Will strong feelings about Obamacare influence Kentucky’s election? Budget priorities and nonstarters according to the GOP JUDY WOODRUFF: Hes a former...
Ebola efforts shift from keeping up with new cases to eliminating the...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSU.S. withdrawing most troops fighting Ebola in West Africa West Africa studies for two possible Ebola vaccines just weeks away WHO contemplates reforms after admitting missteps on Ebola JUDY WOODRUFF:...
White House Reaches Out To Uninsured Americans, Jarrett Says
The deadline to sign up for health coverage for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act is Sunday. Renee Montagne talks to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett about the looming deadline.
Why you shouldn’t RSVP to a ‘measles party’
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSVaccines, measles and science cause issues in 2016 Republican presidential primary ‘Completely avoidable’: Vaccination could have prevented Disneyland measles outbreak Tracing the origins of the...
Texas Insurance Brokers Play Bigger Obamacare Role
Despite an uneasy relationship to the health law, insurance brokers are touting their expertise and helping Texans sign up for Affordable Care Act insurance.
In Puerto Rico, Health Overhaul Gets An Incomplete
The U.S. territory implemented an unusual version of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers must offer coverage to everyone. But there's no mandate for people to buy it, and there are no subsidies to help.
Progress in curbing childhood obesity, but major racial gaps persist
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat can $1 billion do to prevent childhood obesity? How doctors can use social media as an obesity reduction tool Why are younger children alone in reducing obesity rates? JUDY WOODRUFF: Childhood obesity...
Supporters Say Imprisoned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions
Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.
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