We're talking about the costs of caring for Grandma, and whether they're going to get any cheaper with health care reform. The CLASS ACT ? short for 'Community Living Assistance Services and Support' ? is a section of the Senate's health care bill.
Massachusetts is being pressured to pass a bill that would give Governor Patrick the authority to name a temporary replacement for Senator Kennedy. Timothy Murray, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, tells The Takeaway about the bill's progress.
For a look at who is topping a list of potential successors for the late Senator Kennedy and why the appointment may be more complicated than it appears, The Takeaway is joined by Frank Phillips, Statehouse bureau chief for the Boston Globe.
Of the many issues he worked on in the U.S. Senate, Edward Kennedy called reforming the health care system ?the cause of his life.' What will his passing do to the debate? The Takeaway talks to Julie Mason, correspondent for the Washington Examiner.
Although conservatives frequently opposed Ted Kennedy's initiatives, their respect for the late senator is clear. One such Republican, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, joins The Takeaway to share his thoughts.
Throughout his career, Senator Edward Kennedy fought hard to maintain bonds with his family's ancestral Ireland. The Takeaway is joined by Niall O'Dowd, founder and editor of Irish Voice newspaper and IrishCentral.Com.
President Obama will present 16 civilians with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Receiving a medal is Nancy Goodman Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She joins The Takeaway to talk about her work and the award.
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