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Searching For A Fairer Way To Distribute Donor Livers

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

The nation's organ transplant network is considering changing how livers are distributed. The goal is to make the system fairer, but critics worry patients in poorer rural areas could lose out.



GOP Health Care Bill Appears Dead After Sen. Collins Declares Opposition

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:13:00 -0400

The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be blocked after Maine Sen. Susan Collins opposed the bill. Her opposition means the bill cannot pass the Senate with only GOP support.



'Millions' Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:14:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office says it won't have time to analyze all the impacts of the latest GOP effort to repeal the ACA, but it says millions more would be uninsured than under current law.



3 GOP Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Blocking Health Care Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:13:46 -0400

Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote no on the latest push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That once again leaves the GOP short of the votes it needs to pass a health care bill.



American Hospital Association CEO Explains His Opposition To Graham-Cassidy Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, about his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill. He says the bill risks losing tens of millions of people's insurance and does nothing to stabilize the insurance market.



GOP Lawmakers Present Revised Version Of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Lawmakers presented a revised vision of the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and on Monday, several witnesses talked about the bill at a Senate Finance Committee hearing.



Graham-Cassidy Health Care Hearing Starts With Eruption Of Protests

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:56:00 -0400

During a Senate Finance Committee hearing about the Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it became clear the legislation would not have the votes to pass.



GOP Tweaks Current Effort To Replace Obamacare

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:37:00 -0400

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ron Johnson, a chief sponsor of the GOP health care proposal, about efforts to get the needed votes to pass it. NPR's Susan Davis analyzes Johnson's comments.



What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:30:00 -0400

Julie Rover, chief Washington Correspondent for Kaiser Health News, talks about the state of health care in the U.S. today, and how it could move forward.



A Canadian Doctor Explains How Her Country's Single-Payer Health Care System Works

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:30:00 -0400

The idea of a single-payer health care system has gained traction among some Americans and Democrats. Dr. Danielle Martin explains how Canada's single-payer health care system works in her country.



A Look At How The Graham-Cassidy Bill Would Affect Kansas

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:30:00 -0400

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, who is also a physician, speaks to NPR's Michel Martin about his support for the latest health care bill that aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.



Republicans Left With 1 Week To Pass Health Care Bill Without Democratic Votes

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:30:00 -0400

The future of the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act remains in question after two Republican senators have come out firmly against it, as others remain doubtful.



The Future Of Graham-Cassidy In Doubt

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Sen. John McCain announced on Friday that he could not "in good conscience" vote for the latest Republican health care bill. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times.



Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:14 -0400

The bill would make big changes to the nation's health care system by rolling back key requirements of Obamacare, including that insurers not charge more to people with pre-existing conditions.



Cancer Patient Says Condition Will Dictate Life Choices With ACA Repeal

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

At the age of 29, Molly Young was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Affordable Care Act has been paying for her treatments. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Young about how she would fare under the new GOP plan.