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On Friday, the House of Representatives voted to keep interest rates for Stafford student loans down by tapping into funds from the health care reform law — despite the threat of a veto from President Obama. We’ll have more on that debate, deeply divided along party lines, on Friday’s NewsHour broadcast.
The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, [...]
Transcript GWEN IFILL: We turn now to a new report which ranks the countries where mothers and their children are at the most and the least risk. The international nonprofit Save the Children finds Norway the healthiest for the third year in a row, the worst, the West African nation of Niger. It replaced Afghanistan, which [...]
Declared constitutional, the Affordable Care Act will have immediate impact By Lani Luciano | June 29, 2012 Despite today’s drama, the Supreme Court’sdecision to uphold the Affordable Care Act may mean less for the future of universal health coverage than meets the eye, for two reasons: The upcoming election, not today’s ruling, will determine the health care [...]
If the Supreme Court strikes down the health law, 49 million Medicare beneficiaries could lose a variety of benefits that have already kicked in. They include: Prescription savings: Beneficiaries get discounts of 50 percent on brand-name drugs when they are in the so-called doughnut hole, or coverage gap where beneficiaries have no insurance help with the [...]