Health Insurance: The President's Plan

How will America's new leadership handle the health insurance challenges? How will consumers be affected? How should the public position itself in the meantime?

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Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.

Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009


Fasten your seat belts, Captain Green's Time Machine has landed at Cardinal Wright Regional School on Pittsburgh's North Side. OnQ takes an educational ride to learn about this school program that focuses on energy and the environment.


For nearly 100 years, Pittsburgh's City County Building has been the bastion of local government and the home of Pittsburgh's City Council. But inside council chambers are pieces of beauty and craftsmanship that are rarely explored. OnQ contributor Minette Seate spent a day on Grant Street exploring those "Council Treasures."


Jessica Seabury, executive director of the Consumer Health Coalition, and Erin Guay from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project discuss health coverage for the uninsured and underinsured.


In this episode, OnQ provides an overview about our week of coverage on health disparities; takes you into a African dance class that helps the body and soul; and we talk with featured guest, Dr. Christopher Allen, president of Gateway Medical Society.


Many Pittsburgh area voters experienced long lines this past presidential election day. Can that be prevented by "early voting" for Pennsylvania? Other states have it, why not PA? Michael Bartley reports on the movement to bring early voting to the Keystone State.

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