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Number of uninsured Americans hits record high

Those without health insurance rose from 46.3 million in 2008 to 50.7 million last year — one of the largest single year increases since the Census started tracking in 1987. Full story

Checking up on NOLA healthcare

   Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Vice Dean for Community Affairs and Health Policy at Tulane School of Medicine, talks about how the healthcare system has been transformed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina from hospital only based care to a network of community clinics.

1,900 pages of a health care bill

   Oct. 30: Will the massive tome result to real reform? Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Washington Post senior health policy reporter Ceci Connolly discuss the House's health care bill on Morning Meeting.

Is The Senate Bill Best?

   Discussing what's next for health care reform, with Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at Cato Institute; Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute; and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

Fight obesity? Add sales tax to soda tab

In a bid to ramp up the public health battle against obesity, a group of nutrition and economics experts are pushing for a tax of 1 cent on every of ounce of sodas and other sweetened beverages. Full story

Standing up to town hall hijackers

   Aug. 6: Vice President of FreedomWorks, Max Pappas, and AFL-CIO health policy analyst, Gerald Shea, join Hardball’s Chris Matthews to discuss the right-wing mobs shouting over town hall meetings and whether they represent a grassroots movement or are political pawns corporations with a financial int

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  Dollars & Sense: Healthcare costs

March 8: The rising cost of healthcare has many small business owners facing an ugly reality. James Gelfand, the Senior Manager for Health Policy at the US Chamber of Commerce helps us answer those questions.

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