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State Strategies For Controlling Medicaid Costs

Many states seek to partially implement Medicaid reforms of the Affordable Care Act. Please join us for a conversation on what changes in Medicaid rules could mean for state budgets, the federal deficit and the nation's poor.


A Year On, What Did 'Occupy' Accomplish?

The Occupy Wall Street movement marks its first anniversary this week. Its supporters argue that it elevated the issue of economic inequality, but others say it made more noise than change. Host Michel Martin discusses the movement with author Debra Dickerson, who is still participating in protests and writes about them for Slate.com.

Is The 'Fiscal Cliff' As Bad As It Sounds?

Large cuts to the budget will take effect in January if Congress doesn't agree on a spending and tax plan. The White House has said it'll work with lawmakers to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," but experts predict a long budget battle. Host Michel Martin speaks with economics reporter Sudeep Reddy and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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Analysis: Congress Works On Stopgap Measure, Lawmakers Return To Campaign Trail

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest issues for lawmakers this week.


Obama Launching China Trade Case

President Obama will launch a new trade enforcement case against China Monday, using the power of incumbency to counter Republican Mitt Romney's criticism that he is ceding American jobs to the Asian power.