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    Health Care Law and Federal Subsidies

    Witnesses testified on federal subsidies to insurance providers under the Affordable Care Act. The subsidies, also referred to as “risk corridors,” limit health care…

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    Social Security and Medicare Fiscal Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on the annual “Trustees Report.” The report detailed the future financial health of…

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    Affordable Care Act Coverage

    Paige Cunningham talked about a New England Journal of Medicine study that found 10 million people had gained health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She also discussed…

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    Book Discussion on Marijuana Legalization

    Professor Angela Hawken talked about her book, Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, in which she looks at the pros and cons of marijuana legalization. This interview…

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    Poverty in Mississippi Delta Region

    Christopher Masingill talked about the efforts of the Delta Regional Authority to combat poverty and improve the quality of life in the Mississippi Delta region.

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    Representative Paul Ryan on Poverty

    Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced proposed policy reforms to reduce poverty in the U.S. Following his speech, Representative Ryan and others participated in a panel discussion on…

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    Cruise Passenger Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee met to discuss the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. The hearing examined the safety and security regulations of the cruising…

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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer questions and comments on the conflicting federal appeals courts rulings on health care law subsidies. Two federal appeals courts were split on…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of issues. He responded to that day’s D.C. Circuit ruling striking down premium subsidies under the…

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    Drink Up Initiative

    First lady Michelle Obama announced seven more companies supporting her “Drink Up” initiative, which encouraged Americans to ingest more water to improve their health.

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    Tom Frieden on Public Health and Safety

    Tom Frieden spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about antibiotic resistant diseases and how they are most commonly spread in hospitals. He urged quick action to get ahead of…

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Health Insurance Provider Networks

    Panelists used slides as they talked about provider networks, health care costs, and access to care under health plans sold through insurance marketplaces. They discussed whether…

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    My Brother's Keeper Initiative

    President Obama spoke at a town hall at the Walker Jones Education Campus focusing on the importance of the “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.” President Obama announced a…

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    Panel Discussion on Healthcare and Poverty

    Steve Forbes and Harris Rosen talked about potential solutions to U.S healthcare and poverty issues. “Real Solutions to Healthcare and Poverty” was a panel at FreedomFest, an…

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    Patient Safety

    Medical doctors specializing in patient safety testified on preventable medical errors that can lead to death or serious financial problems as bills mount to correct the medical mistake.

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    Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident

    Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were…

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    Representatives Nolan and Crenshaw on Treasury Spending Bill

    Representative Rick Nolan (D-MN) offered a motion to recommit on the Treasury Department spending bill. The motion would have amended the bill to increase the Consumer Product Safety…

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    Senators Schumer and Cruz on Birth Control

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable Care Act, contraceptive coverage, the First Amendment, and religious freedom. They were…

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