Some popular writers have turned up in an unexpected place: Health Affairs. The contributions are a part of the 10th anniversary of “Narrative Matters,” a feature that maintains that health-policy debate must have room for the experiences of regular people.
In other news, the Dow Jones industrial average made significant gains after an analyst expressed optimism for the banking industry, and President Obama warned Congress not to delay or block passage of comprehensive health care reform. Continue reading
Columnists Ruth Marcus and David Brooks discuss top political news, including next week’s hearings on Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination, the pace of health care reform and President Obama’s trip abroad. Continue reading
President Barack Obama reiterated his goal of signing health care legislation by October this week, but his plans are facing resistance from members of his own party in Congress. NewsHour Health Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser recaps the week’s news. 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
Three major hospital associations have cut a deal with the Senate Finance Committee and the Obama administration to contribute about $155 billion over 10 years to the cost of health care reform, Vice President Biden announced Wednesday. Continue reading
An Obama administration plan released Monday would expand federal funding of stem cell research to older lines of stem cells previously ineligible for such financing. Jeffrey Brown 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