December 5th, 2013 by Rayana Godfrey Featured on KQED On any given weekend my friends and I call, text, and tweet each other to figure out our plans for the evening. And while they're trying to decide between movies and a house party, I'm weighing a completely different option in my head.
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. Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan has proposed a privatized voucher system. But critics say that could quickly become unaffordable for most seniors. If you’re on Medicare or will be soon, what’s your opinion of how it should work? Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Societies around the world recognize child literacy and elementary education as human rights. It’s actually guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Article 24 of that Convention also guarantees the following:
“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.”
Next week, KALW will bring you NPR's special coverage as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Monday through Wednesday at 6pm.
Hosted by Jennifer Ludden, NPR's special coverage will feature audio highlights from the day's arguments, and analysis from NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and health policy correspondent Julie Rovner.