Robert Frank: As promised yesterday, today’s economic naturalist question is one of my two all-time favorites from among the many thousands submitted over the years by former students. “Why,” Bill Tjoa wanted to know, “do the keypad…
By PBS NewsHour
As the Obama administration's health care reform effort begins to pick up speed, a number of key voices are emerging in the legislative debate over the nation's health policy. Here's a look at some of the critical players.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
With Congress poised to debate sweeping health care legislation in the coming weeks, President Barack Obama has renewed his focus on health care reform as a top administration priority.
By PBS NewsHour
Six leaders of the health care industry have told the White House they are willing to dramatically cut spending in order to assist the Obama administration in its goal of overhualing the American health care system.
Question/Comment: Typically the Paul Solman features on the NewsHour are always among the show's most trenchant and perceptive. That is why I have been hoping that you could do a feature explaining the present financial situation of the Medicare Program.
Air monitoring stations in communities adjacent to California ports record dangerous levels of nitrogen oxide as well as fine soot and sulfur oxides. The NewsHour reports on how port cities are working to combat the pollution.
Thousands of would-be nurses are waitlisted at community colleges -- the main affordable choice for them. At the same time, the United States is facing a nursing shortage and importing nurses from abroad because of the high demand.
Two recent reports say the world's fish stock could be depleted in 50 years and global warming could take a severe economic toll on nations if dramatic measures are not undertaken. A science reporter explains.
According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, the number of uninsured people in America has increased by 1.3 million to 46.6 million, including 400,000 more children. Health Correspondent Susan Dentzer discusses the story behind the alarming numbers.
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