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  • April 27, 2012  

    As health costs rise, insurance plans characterized by lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs are on the rise in American workplaces. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the growing trend toward high-deductible health plans, and concerns that they may encourage delays in receiving needed medical care. Continue reading

  • August 27, 1998  

    More and more, hospitals are offering their patients alternative therapies in addition to the traditional treatments. Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston reports on one hospitals program. Continue reading

  • August 26, 1998  

    Should states go after the estates of deceased Medicaid patients to recoup long term care costs? Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting investigates. Continue reading

  • July 30, 1998  

    The General Accounting Office, Congress’s investigative arm, recently published a report that revealed serious problems in the quality of care provided by America’s nursing homes, especially those in California. Susan Dentzer of the NewsHour’s health unit reports. Continue reading

  • July 20, 1998  

    Currently, three patients’ rights bills are being considered by Congress. Following a background report on the similarities and differences between the bills, Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Don Nickles (R-OK) debate the merits and shortcomings of the proposals. Continue reading

  • July 20, 1998  

    Currently, three patients’ rights bills are being considered by Congress.The similarities and differences between the bills, Senators Kennedy (D-MA) and Nickles (R-OK) debate the merits and shortcomings of the proposals. Continue reading

  • July 9, 1998  

    In the past year, the quality and performance of managed care organizations, such as health maintenance organizations, have become a major political issue in Washington. Congress and the President have both called for reforms and several bills are pending in the Senate and the House. Continue reading

  • July 9, 1998  

    In the past year, the quality and performance of managed care organizations, such as health maintenance organizations, have become a major political issue in Washington. Congress and the President have both called for reforms and several bills are pending in the Senate and the House. Two advocates debate the legislation. Continue reading