Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday June 4, 2014
The Health Privacy Summit kicks off Wednesday morning in DC. Just this week, the federal government released more health data as the drum beat for access to more information gets louder. But there's a real tension here. Many patients want their personal information kept confidential unless it can be used to help others. We take a look at the new projects run by UC San Diego and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where personal health data could help the public good. Plus, the EPA plan to curb carbon-dioxide emissions let's states devise their own plans. There's already big differences among states in one area: the cost of electricity for their residents. We examine the difference in rates and the reasons.