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President Bush proposed a plan to reduce global carbon emissions, while the debate over a new immigration bill continued around the country. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks assess these developments and the week's other political events.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York announced her strategy to cut health care costs, but her campaign also has had to react to reports that she considered skipping the Iowa caucuses and is bracing for two books…
Although New Orleans' new trauma center is considered an improvement over pre-Hurricane Katrina care, much of the city's health care system is still experiencing widespread problems. The NewsHour looks at the system as a whole in the second of a…
During a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Friday, President Bush said bureaucratic failures caused poor conditions for veterans there and that steps for improvement have been taken. The NewsHour looks at the quality of care veterans are…
Congress held hearings Wednesday on military health care spending after recent media reports of substandard medical care for military service members created an uproar. Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., discuss Congress' next steps.
The Veterans Administration is unprepared to care for brain-injured Iraq war veterans once they leave rehabilitation centers and return home to VA hospitals, a new documentary reports. An advocate and the VA secretary discuss treating the injuries.
U.S. health care spending is expected to increase dramatically over the next decade, from $2 trillion to over $4 trillion by 2016, according to a government report released Wednesday. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the report.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses Democratic strategy in the House debate on a nonbinding resolution that would oppose President Bush's decision to send 21,500 more combat troops to Iraq. A vote is expected Friday.
President Bush outlined new health care initiatives in his State of the Union address Tuesday, including creating new tax deductions on health insurance and giving states more flexibility in using federal funds. Two health care experts discuss the president's plan.
The House passed legislation Friday to force the government to negotiate lower drug prices for Medicare patients, but President Bush is expected to veto the measure. Two Medicare experts discuss the bill and the government's role in bringing down drug…
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