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  Need to Know: Can Medicare be fixed?

This week on Need to Know, Anchor Ray Suarez talk with three experts about Medicare’s costly future.

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  Massachusetts mandate

Need to Know medical correspondent Emily Senay, M.D. traveled to Massachusetts to see how health reform is working there. She talked to doctors, insurers, politicians, small business owners, and the people most affected by the state legislation – patients in search of affordable care

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  Medical devices: Video, statements and documents

Dr. Emily Senay examines whether the Food and Drug Administration’s medical device review process is adequately protecting the public.

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  Need to Know: March 22, 2012: Medical devices

Dr. Emily Senay examines whether the Food and Drug Administration’s medical device review process is adequately protecting the public. While the vast majority of these devices are safe and effective, according to the GAO, hundreds are recalled every year. And the impact of an unsafe device can be devastating.

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  Need to Know, March 8, 2013: The long-term care challenge

On this week’s Need to Know, Karla Murthy reports from California about one family dealing with the emotional and financial stresses of caring for a chronically ill parent.

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Update: Tainted drywall law weakened

The bill doesn’t actually set preventative standards. Instead, it asks an industry association committee comprised mostly of drywall manufacturers and builders to develop voluntary limits on sulfur content in drywall for the government to enforce.

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  The long view

More than 10 million people in the United States already have long-term health care needs, and that number is only going to grow as baby boomers and their parents live longer.

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  Right at home

The small state of Rhode Island may have found an innovative way to save money while providing better care with better results. They’re paying loved ones – like family members – to stay at home and take care of the elderly.

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  Interview: Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone served in the Clinton White House as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-term Care Policy and is now the Executive Director of the Leading Age Center for Applied Research. Find out more about long-term care and other pressing medical issues from the series Prescription America.

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