• Week in Politics: Syria, Immigration Reform

    Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Syria, the immigration reform bill and the opening of George W. Bush's Presidential Center.

  • Robotics competition gets kids interested in science, technology careers

    By 2018, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related occupations are projected by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce to amount to 8.6 million jobs, or 5.3 percent of this nation’s total positions.

  • The way forward on guns

    The story of reform in America is that it often takes defeats to inspire a movement to build up the strength required for victory.

  • New Plan Targets $560 Billion of Health Care Savings

    Rivlin, Daschle and the other study authors clearly see Medicare Networks as the wave of the future and predicted that many seniors and health care providers would gravitate to the new program to take advantage of the financial incentives and improved quality of care. “We would offer Medicare beneficiaries three choices but nudge them…in the direction of choosing value and coordination over quantity and fragmentation,” Rivlin said.

  • Bipartisan Policy Center urges payment reform toward patient-centered care

    Fee-for-service and the fragmentation of healthcare delivery fail to encourage quality, value and coordination,” said Rivlin, senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at Brookings, and a visiting professor at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.

  • Health care costs can make you sick in retirement

    In 2010, national health care spending averaged $8,402 per person. That's 72 percent higher than 10 years earlier, when it was $4,878, and nearly three times the 1990 level of $2,854, according to a study by the AARP Public Policy Institute and Georgetown University.

  • Job-seeking teens might get a break this summer

    Teenagers looking to make some money this summer could have an easier time finding a job than in recent years, if the economic momentum of the last few months holds up.

  • Will the GOP block background checks?

    Is Congress on the verge of turning away from the lessons of the slaughter in Newtown even as Connecticut enacts sweeping laws to curb gun violence? Is the gun lobby hellbent on aligning our country with such great friends of liberty as Iran, North Korea and Syria by opposing efforts to condition international gun sales on the human rights records of buyers?

  • Insurers see way to dodge federal healthcare law next y ear

    "This could undermine the Affordable Care Act, and it opens the door for exacerbating potential rate shock in the exchanges," said Christine Monahan, a senior analyst at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. "The health insurers can cherry-pick some healthy people and it raises prices for everyone else."

  • Ready or Not: States and Insurers Brace for Obamacare

    "The Feds are saying they're on track and the system is being tested, and they're working out the kinks," said Sabrina Corlette, research professor at the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University. Still, she added, "There's a pretty steep uphill climb yet, before October 1, 2013."