WAMU 88.5 : The Diane Rehm Show

Long-Term Care Insurance

As Americans age, more people are considering insurance for long-term care. Medicare and health insurance pay for immediate medical needs, but not for nursing homes, assisted-living centers or home care, all of which can cost thousands of dollars every month. Just eight million Americans carry long-term-care insurance. Though they can be a huge help, the policies can be confusing and risky, and come with expensive premiums. You have to be healthy to get it and, even if you have it, you only get the benefits if you medically qualify. Diane and her panel of experts discuss the pros and cons of long-term-care insurance.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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