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President Bush has proposed a plan that would offer drug coverage to seniors who leave traditional Medicare and join government-subsidized private health plans. Two experts examine the policy and politics surrounding the proposal.

The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case questioning whether states can force HMOs to offer a wider choice of doctors. Ray Suarez discusses the case with a Supreme Court reporter for The Chicago Tribune.

President Bush recently renewed the abortion debate by reexamining the question of when life begins. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer reports on several recent policy moves that have become focal points in the debate over abortion rights.

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