Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman
Health Benefits Under the New Law - Who's Covered? Who's Not? (#207)
Guests: Karen Davenport, Dir. of Health Policy at the Center for American Progress. Karen Ignani, Pres. & CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans. Gail Wilesnsky, Senior Fellow with Project HOPE.
Will your health care needs be covered under the new health care law? It's a question being asked by many ranging from parents with autistic children to patients undergoing kidney dialysis. Although it's been a year since President Obama signed the sweeping health care reform bill, the types of treatments and technologies covered by it are still being determined. Who should decide what gets covered and what doesn't? [26 minutes]
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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.
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