WAMU 88.5 : News

D.C. Council To Vote On Bill Establishing Health Exchange

Play associated audio

The D.C. Council will today vote on a bill that would push the nation's capital to the forefront of implementing a health insurance exchange as mandated by the federal health care reform overhaul.

The bill being considered today would require that all health insurance for individuals not on employer-funded plans and small businesses be purchased through the exchange by 2015, essentially closing the city's insurance market.

Advocates say the bill would make insurance more affordable and promote transparency and competition. The insurance opposes the move, however the bill doesn't seem to have much opposition on the 13-member council.

WAMU 88.5

What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

NPR

They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.
WAMU 88.5

Protecting Our Data In An Era Of Increasing State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Yahoo says information from 500 million users was stolen by hackers. This comes amid growing concern over intrusions into U.S. election systems. In an era of increasing state-sponsored cyber threats, protecting our personal data and the integrity of U.S. voting.

WAMU 88.5

Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Healthcare

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.