Twenty states have passed laws allowing nurse practitioners to perform duties usually reserved for doctors, without a physician's supervision. It's a boon for rural states where doctors are scarce, but MD's argue patient care suffers. It's just one aspect of the new direction medicine is taking towards lowering cost and taking advantage of higher tech alternatives, exemplified by such practices as telemedicine and remote controlled surgery. Barbara Bogaev guests hosts.
Also, FIFA officials are indicted for corruption. On today's Talking Point, a dream deferred -- for both undocumented immigrants and President Obama – as his executive actions on immigration hit another big roadblock.
US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea A. Blom