Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.
President Clinton has asked Congress to approve $1 billion in new spending to boost staffing and training in the nation’s nursing homes. Diane hosts a conversation about how best to improve the quality of care in American’s long-term care facilities for the elderly.
- Narcissus Jackson Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant
- Rick Abrams American Health Care Association
- Alan Rosenbloom American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
- Sarah Burger director for special projects for the National Citizen Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
Most Recent Shows
Secretly-recorded videos have reopened the fight over federal funding for Planned Parenthood. We examine new hurdles for the organization, the political response and the latest in the battle over abortion rights in the U.S.
A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
An estimated 11 million Americans could see their disability benefits slashed next year if Congress fails to take action. The White House and Republican lawmakers have opposing solutions. Social Security's disability fund and how to keep the program solvent.