Archives: Healthcare

Body Politics: The History of Health Care Policy

Even before the Affordable Care Act, one-fifth of Americans had some health care paid for by the federal government. But all health care programs are born in controversy. We’ll take a look at the politics that surrounded the start of the Veterans Health Administration, and how those debates were echoed a centurylater with the dawn of Obamacare.

Anna Deavere Smith’s Play ‘Let Me Down Easy’

Anna Deavere Smith talks about her one-woman show, Let me Down Easy, based on real-life interviews with doctors, patients, and political leaders.

Budget Cuts Healthcare

The impact of state budgets and the new federal healthcare law on health industry services and programs.

Fate of New Federal Healthcare Law

The future of the new federal health care law.