Health

  • September 15, 2000  

    Senator Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) voted for the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. He says it was a mistake, and laments the lack of funding for teaching hospitals and medical schools. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2000  

    Dr. Blumenthal is the executive director of the Commonwealth Fund Task Force on Academic Health Centers. He is also the director of the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Health System and professor of medicine in health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2000  

    Academic medical centers include the nation’s roughly 125 medical schools and their affiliated teaching hospitals and clinics. Many are now under serious financial stress. Several universities recently sold their hospitals to corporate groups. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2000  

    David Hunter is chief executive officer of The Hunter Group, a company that specializes in performance improvement management. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2000  

    Campaigning in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Governor Bush announced that his plan to cover prescription drugs for Medicare recipients would help seniors more quickly than Vice President Gore’s proposal. The following is a full transcript of that speech. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2000  

    George Bush and Al Gore spar over their plans to cover prescription drug costs for seniors. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2000  

    Political insiders and outsiders debate the proposals to cover prescription drug costs for seniors. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2000  

    The National Institutes of Health issue formal guidelines about embryonic stem cell research. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2000  

    Ten years after it was signed into law, the Americans with Disabilities Act is evident as one of the biggest pieces of U.S. civil rights legislation. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2000  

    Dick Cheney has suffered several heart attacks and undergone quadruple bypass surgery. Margaret Warner talks with Dr. David Meyerson, a cardiologist with Johns Hopkins University. Continue reading