NBC News Airs Five-Part Series on Health Care Challenges in the United States
NBC's "Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" yesterday began a five-part series about health care challenges in the United States. The first segment focused on the 5 million uninsured Americans who are over age 50 but too young to qualify for Medicare coverage. Upcoming topics will include:
- Tuesday: Physicians' criticism of Medicare reimbursement rates;
- Wednesday: "Boutique" medical care;
- Thursday: Mental patients and ER overcrowding;
- Friday: The nursing shortage.
Check local listings for show times (Bazell, "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw," NBC, 4/2). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.