Katrina and Healthcare - Two American Crises

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, people without medical insurance are among the most desperate victims. Many of the displaced are getting medical treatment for the first time in years, and in the case of some children, for the first time in their lives. President Bush says Washington will pay the bills, but he's resisting a bipartisan Senate bill extending Medicaid coverage. In fact, he wants cuts in Medicaid nationwide--to help cover disaster relief. Is the White House giving with one hand and taking back with the other? Is America's healthcare system a slow-moving disaster as devastating as a hurricane? We hear from reporters, policy analysts, healthcare advocates and providers, and a doctor who-s been on the front lines.
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President Bush discusses war on terror at the National Endowment for Democracy

Emergency Health Care Relief Act of 2005

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicaid and Medicare State Waiver Programs

Washington Post article on victims' families, CIA decision



Warren Olney