In 2010, Republicans won a decisive majority in the US House of Representatives and in many state legislatures around the nation. And lawmakers in several of those states have cut funding to Planned Parenthood and other family planning organizations.
Over 40 years ago the Boston Women’s Collective published Our Bodies, Ourselves — a landmark for American women — a book about health by women, for women. Now, after a summer of scientific misstatements by politicians about women’s biology, the group has started the Educate Congress, an effort to send the book to every member [...]
How have cuts to family planning budgets impacted other states? Need to Know anchor Scott Simon sits down with New York Times Health and Science writer Pam Belluck to determine whether the kinds of austere measures taken in Texas are happening in other parts of the country, including the Northeast. “Texas is experiencing by far [...]
The Texas legislature has slashed funding to family planning programs by nearly two-thirds.
If anything, the debate about Medicare has been tame compared to the debate about healthcare. Almost from the start of the Obama administration, the two parties have been at war about the wisdom, legality and practicality of The Affordable Care Act.
Contributor Tamara Caspary explains how the affects of the ‘fiscal cliff’ could mean serious cuts to science budgets nationwide and curb advances in medicine and disease research.
Money and Medicine tackles the challenges of containing runaway health care spending.
Filmed at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah, Money & Medicine illuminates the powerful forces driving soaring healthcare costs, as well as proven strategies to effectively reign in excessive medical expenses.