As speculation swirls about which politicians will vie for the first open Massachusetts Senate seat in 25 years, the process of determining a successor for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy will hinge on the actions of the state Legislature. Continue reading
After waiting a year for a response from the White House, 11-year-old Damon Weaver landed an interview with President Obama. Continue reading
As the health care reform debates continues, some seniors are concerned over potential changes to Medicare payments.
President Obama called Senate Democrats to the White House on Tuesday in an effort to ease the worries over a trio of spending measures being pushed by the administration. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
As House Democrats try to round up votes for a health reform plan and a bipartisan group works on a Senate compromise, two bloggers size up the prospects for a public health insurance plan.
A new study finds that obesity rates grew 37 percent from 1998 to 2008 and account for 10 percent of the nation’s health care spending. The author of the report speaks with Gwen Ifill about health concerns in the U.S. Continue reading
Three major hospital organizations joined the effort to cut medical costs and agreed to contribute $155 billion over the next 10 years to the cost of health care reform. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading
In her latest report from Russia, Margaret Warner takes a look at the health and well-being of the Russian people, including the low life expectancy for adult males. Continue reading