Affordable Care Act http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: How does Medicare work? And what is in store for its future? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-does-medicare-work-and-what-store-its-future <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; LETTER-SPACING: 0px">On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the Medicare system--how it currently functions and how it was changed under the Affordable Care Act. &nbsp;Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan has proposed a privatized voucher system.&nbsp; But critics say that could quickly become unaffordable for most seniors.&nbsp; If you’re on Medicare or will be soon, what’s your opinion of how it should work?&nbsp; Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.&nbsp; It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.</SPAN></P> <P> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 15559 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How does Medicare work? And what is in store for its future? Tell us your thoughts on healthcare http://kalw.org/post/tell-us-your-thoughts-healthcare <p>The Supreme Court this morning&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/06/18/155269171/supreme-court-upholds-care-health-law-rules-mandate-is-a-tax">upheld</a> President Obama&#39;s healthcare reform law, the Affordable Care Act. We want to know what you think:</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:45:15 +0000 Casey Miner 12807 at http://kalw.org Tell us your thoughts on healthcare Child health advocates await Supreme Court decision http://kalw.org/post/child-health-advocates-await-supreme-court-decision <p>Societies around the world recognize child literacy and elementary education as human rights. It&rsquo;s actually guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Article 24 of that Convention also guarantees the following:</p><p>&ldquo;States Parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 22:26:16 +0000 Hana Baba 11168 at http://kalw.org Child health advocates await Supreme Court decision Special coverage: Supreme Court arguments on the Affordable Care Act http://kalw.org/post/special-coverage-supreme-court-arguments-affordable-care-act-0 <p>Next week, KALW will bring&nbsp;you NPR&#39;s&nbsp;special coverage as the Supreme&nbsp;Court hears arguments&nbsp;on&nbsp;the&nbsp;constitutionality of&nbsp; the&nbsp;Affordable Care Act, Monday through Wednesday at 6pm.</p><p>Hosted by&nbsp;Jennifer Ludden, NPR&#39;s special coverage will feature audio&nbsp;highlights from the&nbsp;day&#39;s arguments,&nbsp;and&nbsp;analysis from&nbsp;NPR&nbsp;legal affairs correspondent&nbsp;Nina Totenberg and health policy correspondent&nbsp;Julie Rovner.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:52:08 +0000 Matt Martin 7898 at http://kalw.org Special coverage: Supreme Court arguments on the Affordable Care Act