- Making News: The Policy and Politics of the New Medicare Bill
Congress is deeply divided over the $400 billion Medicare bill, which would pay for prescription drugs and subsidize HMO-s. The bill barely squeaked past the House early Saturday morning, and the Senate began debating it early today. Mary Agnes Carey, who writes for Congressional Quarterly, explains why some call the legislation a good first step, while others condemn it as the beginning of the total dismantling of Medicare.
- Reporter's Notebook: Steroids and Sports
If the US fails to take a tougher stand against performance-enhancing drugs in sports, New York-s bid for the 2012 Olympics could be in trouble, according to the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Dick Pound also accused the Bush White House of not being interested in the issue. Dr. Gary Wadler, author of Drugs and the Athlete, considers the increasing evidence of drug use in pro sports, amateur athletics and even in high schools.
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