Health Care Challenges Await President-Elect, Congress
This week, PBS' "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" featured a three-part series on the health care challenges facing the new Congress and the Obama administration. The series included segments on the recession's affect on consumers' health care choices, the shortage of primary care physicians, and rising health care costs for small businesses and their employees.
- "Even Insured Patients Struggle as Health Care Costs Rise" (Lehrer, "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer," PBS, 1/5).
- "States Facing Shortages of Primary Care Doctors" (Lehrer, "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer," PBS, 1/6).
- "As Costs Rise, Businesses Struggle To Provide Worker Health Insurance" (Lehrer, "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer," PBS, 1/7).