Segments From this episode
The state of Maine will not have to adhere to the law's Medical Loss Ratio, which requires insurers to spend 80 percent of premiums on actual care. The state argued the law would destabilize its health insurance market. The waiver could open the door to other states looking for a pass.
Pharmaceutical companies are flocking to the country to test their drugs. Participants are plentiful and trials move more quickly than in the West.
Kai Ryssdal goes over listener responses to past stories. This week: the economic problems in the Middle East, the photography of J Henry Fair and the etiquette of Twitter.
City University of New York Professor Jeff Jarvis talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the resignation of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller will affect the political issue of funding for public broadcasting.
Marketplace for March 9, 2011