Brian Lee

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Web extra: Virginia’s special swing

Professor Dan Palazzolo on why Virginia is a battleground state unlike any other.

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Video: Money & Medicine

Money and Medicine tackles the challenges of containing runaway health care spending.

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Director’s statement

‘Money & Medicine’ investigates the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending, as well as the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment.

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Where the candidates stand: Medicare and Medicaid

by Suevon Lee, ProPublica | Sept. 14, 2012, 2:26 p.m. Medicare and Medicaid, which provide medical coverage for seniors, the poor and the disabled, together make up nearly a quarter of all federal spending. With total Medicare spending projected to cost $7.7 trillion over the next 10 years, there is consensus that changes are in [...]

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Complete viewer’s guide

The Money & Medicine viewer’s guides offers insight, analysis, background information and exclusive content for viewers to dissect as they screen this groundbreaking documentary for the first time.

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Video: End of life decisions

When is it appropriate to use every available medical technology to extend life at all costs? When is it time to withdraw aggressive or invasive medical care? And, when does it make sense to opt for palliative or hospice care?

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Video: Treating heart disease

Since every dollar of so-called unnecessary spending is a dollar of income to a health care provider, reigning in health care spending is much more easily said than done. We examine this pressing medical, ethical, and financial challenge by examining the way we treat America’s number one killer, heart disease.

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Money & Medicine reading list

Want to learn more about the state of health care spending in our country? Check out the Money & Medicine reading list and go in-depth on the issue.