Features related to health care

In a frame grab from video obtained by The Associated Press, an inmate attacks fellow inmate Hanni Elabed at the privately-run Idaho Correctional Center just south of Boise, Idaho. Elabed suffered brain damage and persistent short-term memory loss after he was beaten by inmate James Haver while multiple guards watched at the Idaho prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America. (AP Photo)
February 7, 2014 | Blog

A new study shows how policies that appear race-neutral can disproportionately impact communities of color. Continue reading

Social worker Roberta Marzano with Caring People Alliance speaks with seniors at the Fels South Philadelphia Community Center in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. In light of Pennsylvania's six-week-old budget stalemate, Arlene Bell, the president and CEO of Caring People Alliance told her several hundred employees that this Friday's payroll would be slashed by more than half to keep the 77-year-old nonprofit's doors open to the children and elderly it serves. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 12, 2013 | Blog

Across America, local governments are taking steps that will make retirement for ex-public employees much harsher. Continue reading

November 25, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

November 11, 2013 | Blog

We have a rich tradition of lauding our veterans while turning our backs on their real-world problems. Continue reading

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October 29, 2013 | Blog

Everyone loves low taxes, but we pay a ton out-of-pocket for things people in other rich countries take for granted. Continue reading

John Kasich
October 23, 2013 | Blog

Some Republican governors are now saying that the Obamacare provision makes good fiscal sense for their states. Continue reading

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is introduced during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 21, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this AM at Moyers & Company. Continue reading

Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas addresses the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 11, 2013 | Blog

Tens of thousands of Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 die every year because they lack health insurance. Continue reading

Tea party activists demonstrate. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
October 3, 2013 | Blog

David Cay Johnston explains what’s really happened to our tax system over the years. Continue reading

Medical doctor with child
October 1, 2013 | Blog

As new state-level marketplaces open for enrollment today, here’s a primer that answers 20 questions about the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 | Blog
Here's a roundup of some of the stuff we're reading this morning at Moyers and Company.
August 13, 2013 | Blog

Health insurance industry whistleblower Wendell Potter exposes efforts by the American Legislative Exchange Council to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

Linda Door of Laguna Beach, Ca., protests outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, March 26, 2012, as the court begins hearing arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derisively labeled "Obamacare" by its opponents. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 18, 2013

Three years after the Affordable Care Act passed, a majority of Americans don’t support it. Get a breakdown of who, and some hints at why. Continue reading

In this Friday, June 8, 2012 photo, nurses walk under dimmed lighting during "quiet time" at the Newborn Family Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 12, 2013 | Book Club

In “Blankets,” an excerpt from Sherman Alexie’s new collection entitled Blasphemy, he recounts his attempts to comfort his ailing father as he recovered from surgery. Continue reading

Healthcare workers on strike. (Credit: SEIU1199 NW)
March 21, 2013 | Blog

Nearly one-fifth of large companies are raising the cost of health insurance by only offering high-deductible “catastrophic” plans to employees. Continue reading

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