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House Postpones Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:17:00 -0400

Republican leaders are trying to bridge the divide on their bill to alter the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving explains the options available to them, and the potential consequences of failure.

After Delaying Vote, GOP Leaders Scramble To Save Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:07:00 -0400

The White House continues to work on a deal with conservative Freedom Caucus representatives in order to ensure enough votes in favor of the American Health Care Act.

GOP Rep. Leonard Lance Outlines Opposition To Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:41:07 -0400

The House is delaying a scheduled Thursday vote on the American Health Care Act. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks New Jersey Republican Rep. Leonard Lance about why he plans to vote against the bill.

Rep. Donovan: GOP Health Bill Does Not Solve Problems Of Affordable Care Act

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican Rep. Dan Donovan who says he plans to vote against the GOP health care bill.

Republican Infighting Derails Vote On Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The House of Representatives delayed a scheduled Thursday vote on the GOP health care bill aimed at rolling back and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The White House is working to cut a deal with a bloc of conservatives in order to pass it.

GOP Health Bill Changes Could Kill Protections For Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

House Republicans are considering a deal that would remove the requirement that health insurance plans cover 10 essential health benefits, hoping to secure the votes of conservative lawmakers.

GOP Leaders Seek Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400

President Trump and top House Republicans are working to secure the votes needed to pass the GOP health care bill in the countdown to a scheduled vote in the House Thursday.

House Set To Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400

A vote on the Republican health care plan in the House is scheduled for Thursday. Some very conservative Republicans say they'll vote against it.

Republican Blake Farenthold On Changing His Position On GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400

David Greene speaks with Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. He originally didn't like the GOP health care bill, but has changed his position after meeting with the president.

In Final Hours, GOP Leaders Scramble For Votes On Bill To Gut 'Obamacare'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400

House Republicans are poised to vote on legislation to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act, despite ongoing opposition from hard-line conservatives.

Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:25:00 -0400

Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Republican Health Care Bill Undergoes Final Changes Ahead Of Vote

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama about the final changes to the GOP health care bill before it goes to a vote on Thursday.

Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:50:00 -0400

Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.

Still A 'Big Deal': Biden Defends Threatened Affordable Care Act For Anniversary

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:35:00 -0400

The former vice president joined Democrats and supporters on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the law known as Obamacare, which Republican leadership hopes to repeal on Thursday.

GAO Will Investigate Skyrocketing Prices For Orphan Drugs

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:29:00 -0400

The Orphan Drug Act was created to help patients with rare diseases get life-saving medications. But soaring prices suggest the law is being manipulated to increase profits.