Women can delay their first screening for cervical cancer until age 21, and be screened less often than recommended in the past, according to new guidelines issued Friday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading
In other news, Senate Democrats won over a key moderate as they move to bring health care reform to the floor, and a congressional ethics committee has formally admonished Illinois Sen. Roland Burris. Continue reading
The Senate on Thursday inched closer to debating Majority Leader Harry Reid’s $848 billion health care reform bill, despite stiff GOP resistance. After a report from Betty Ann Bowser, Susan Dentzer explains the details. Continue reading
There are at least 2.2 million working artists in America, 300,000 of whom don’t have health insurance, according to federal statistics. Some are self-employed and can’t afford individual plans. Some work for non-profits or part-time jobs that don’t offer insurance plans.
Editor’s note: Paul recently sat down with newly elected AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to discuss how Trumka plans to lead organized labor through a series of current challenges – from health care reform to the excesses of big business – … Continue reading
On the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, the Asri Clinic doesn’t take credit cards. Instead, the clinic accepts payments that improve the local ecosystem, be it seedlings for replanting, eggshells for composting, even manure. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Continue reading