The health law’s ambitious lab for transforming how medicine is delivered and financed submitted its official report card to Congress on Tuesday, boasting of a few early results but mostly showing many works in progress.
WASHINGTON — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare’s prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem was traced back to a head-scratching bureaucratic rule that’s now getting a second look. Continue reading
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., joins Gwen Ifill to share his take on President Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to tackle the wave of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border. He criticizes the proposal for allocating too much money to the Department of Health and Human Services, and discusses changes to an anti-smuggling law and the prospect for immigration reform in a divided House. Continue reading
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new secretary of Department of Health and Human Services by a vote of 78 to 17. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss this week’s news, including the resignation of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and the health care law that defined her tenure, the anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and potential candidates for the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading
The NewsHour has confirmed that Sylvia Burwell, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, will be tapped to replace Kathleen Sebelius. _______________ Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration after the … Continue reading
With coverage deadlines for the Affordable Care Act nearing, and estimates by Internet experts that it may take weeks to fully fix the glitches plaguing the online insurance exchanges, what’s the outlook of health care reform? Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Sherry Glied of New York University and Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE. Continue reading
Congress is expected in the coming months to debate renewing a children’s health insurance program for low-income children. The NewsHour looks at the fight to preserve the program. Continue reading