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    Panel Discussion on Viruses and Microbes

    Authors talked about viruses and microbes. Panelists included Carl Zimmer, author of A Planet of Viruses and Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.…

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    African-American Women Doctors in the Early 20th Century

    Professor Ameenah Shakir talked about African American women doctors in the early 20th century. She described their efforts on behalf of other African American women in the areas of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Have your medication costs increased?”

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    Census Bureau Poverty Report

    Olivia Golden and Robert Rector talked about the latest Census Bureau report on poverty in the U.S., which showed the sharpest decline in the poverty rate in nearly 50 years.

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    Elizabeth, New Jersey, News Conference

    Congressional members joined with the mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey, at a fire house to announce federal grant money that would help bolster the number of first-responders in the area. A…

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    Future of the Affordable Care Act

    Louise Radnofsky talks about the future of the health care insurance exchanges following the recent decisions by Aetna and UnitedHealth to pull out of them. Topics included expected rises in premiums…

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    Health Insurance Premiums

    A House oversight hearing examined the health care law since its March 2010 enactment and its effects on the insurance market including rising health care premiums. Also discussed were…

    858 views
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    State-Based Health Care Exchanges

    Two House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees held a hearing on the implementation and sustainability of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, and…

    280 views
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    State of Health Insurance Markets

    A panel of state insurance commissioners appeared before a Senate committee to discuss how health insurance markets had been affected by the federal health care law. They discussed rising…

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    Federal Government and Zika Virus Funding

    Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) talked about the congressional debate to fund the government ahead of the September 30, 2016, deadline and to combat the Zika virus. He also talked about the presidential…

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    Census Bureau Reports

    John Ydstie spoke by phone about two Census Bureau reports on income and poverty in the U.S. and health insurance coverage.

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on a Census Bureau report that said household income was up and poverty was down. John Ydstie also spoke by phone about…

    539 views
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    Congress and Campaign 2016

    Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA) talked about congressional hearings on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State and the fight over funding…

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    Senate Leaders on Heath Care Law

    Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) criticized the health care law, calling it a loosing proposition for citizens. Minority Leader Reid (D-NV) responded by endorsing the law, saying it had…

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    Mental Health Parity

    Witnesses testified at a hearing reviewing federal laws guaranteeing parity of coverage for physical and mental health. Witnesses included behavioral health experts who discussed mental health care…

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    Foster Care

    Peter Samuelson spoke with Soledad O’Brien about America’s foster care system and giving youth a chance for success. Mr. Samuelson, an American and British television and film producer and social…

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    Brain Tumors and Cancer Research

    David Arons talked about efforts to launch a research and development initiative to defeat pediatric brain tumors. He also talked about his role as an adviser to the National Cancer…

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    House Leaders on Zika Funding

    Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke about the upcoming week’s congressional agenda and schedule. Most of their floor comments were on funding to combat and research the…

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    Louisiana Flooding and Federal Response

    A House oversight subcommittee held a hearing to examine the August 2016 flooding in southern Louisiana and the federal response. Appearing before the panel was a FEMA regional…

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    Financial Exploitation of Elderly Americans

    Federal and state officials testified at a hearing on financial exploitation of elderly Americans from financial exploitation. They focused on actions being taken to address the problem and…

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