Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Health Care Costs in United States Soaring

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast from the PBS News Hour, entitled "Health Care Costs in United States Soaring". Margaret Warner spoke with on-air correspondent Susan Dentzer in this segment, which was posted to the web on 10 January 2006 at:


The show notes for this podcast included:

"A recent study shows health care costs rising for employers and consumers across the United States, despite better management of drug care plans and an increase of generic alternatives to name brand prescription drugs."

The News Hour website has a transcript of this podcast:


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Margaret Warner is one of three senior correspondents who join Jim Lehrer on PBS's nightly news program - The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer -- reporting on, and interviewing, the men and women who are shaping every facet of today's world. She also serves as a back-up anchor to Mr. Lehrer.


Susan Dentzer is an on-air correspondent with The NewsHour, where she leads a unit dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of health care, health policy and Social Security. The unit, begun in 1998, is funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


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