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Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel Fear
September 4, 1985 at 12:00 AM EST
5020323785Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel FearBy 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.1985-09-04 18:00:00disabled1967244047true127842How a state’s choice on Medicaid expansion affects hospitalsIn negotiating the creation of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals took a big gamble, with the expectation that they would soon have millions of new Medicaid customers. In states that expanded Medicaid, the bet paid off. Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports on financial gains made by some hospitals as more patients are able to pay their bills, and why some states said no to expansion.2014-12-26 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/HOSPITAL-FALLOUT-monitor-320x196.jpg2365393523HhZC_JRiJdg127644FDA plans to end prohibition on blood donation by gay menThe FDA is set to ease a 31-year ban on blood donations by gay men, put in place in the early days of the AIDS crisis. The policy revision will allow gay men to donate blood one year after their last sexual contact, which could free hundreds of thousands of pints a year. I. Glenn Cohen of Harvard Law School joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the change in donor requirements and how the FDA move came about.2014-12-23 06:00 pmhttp://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/BLOOD-POOL-monitor-320x196.jpgcKcwGJwh3KI127534Why changes in health care costs vary widely around the U.S.More than 2.5 million people have selected a health care plan through the federal health exchange so far in the new enrollment season. This year, signing up on HealthCare.gov has been easier, but how easy will it be to pay for coverage? Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why some are seeing changes in premiums and out-of-pocket costs.2014-12-22 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/costofcare-320x196.jpg2365392110XNk8AMR01Vo
By 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.
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