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The state of health care, health insurance, new medical research, disease prevention, and drug treatments. Interviews, news, and commentary from NPR's correspondents. Subscribe to podcasts.

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Health Insurance CEO On Expanding Coverage

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Neidorff, CEO of the health insurance company Centene Corporation, which has expanded coverage on the insurance marketplace even as other insurers have withdrawn.

Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:00 -0400

GOP efforts to repeal the ACA are still in flux, and there's more talk now of trying to work out bipartisan fixes for Obamacare. But most suggested remedies won't fix the problems in remote regions.

Senate Will Hold Another Health Care Vote Next Week

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:40:00 -0400

What options do Senate Republicans have left in their effort to undo the Affordable Care Act, which is also known as Obamacare? The stakes seem much bigger than just health care.

News Brief: GOP Presses On With Health Bill; NAACP Gathers For Convention

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:04:00 -0400

We examine what options Senate Republicans have left if they want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The country's oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP, is looking for a new leader.

With So Many Obamacare Repeal Options In Play, Confusion Reigns

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Congress has been trying to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act for years. Now it's down to the wire, but there are multiple proposals on the Senate's table, and more could be on the way.

Senate Republicans Look Down Uncertain Path On Health Care

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:43:00 -0400

Some Senate Republicans have suggested they will work with Democrats to craft legislation on health care after their party failed repeatedly to pass a bill on their own. But that is also an uncertain path.

Newest Senate Health Care Overhaul Would Increase Uninsured By 22 Million, CBO Says

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:36:00 -0400

The latest report has similar findings to prior estimates: big increases in the uninsured population, with some deficit reduction. But there's a big caveat: This bill will likely change.

The Side Effect Of That New Malaria Drug? American Jobs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:16:00 -0400

The Trump administration wants to cut the U.S. global health budget. A new study puts a different spin on the spending.

Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:52:00 -0400

A Senate proposal to repeal Obamacare includes $45 billion to treat opioid addiction. But it wouldn't make up for deep cuts to Medicaid in that same bill that has funded much of that treatment.

The Case Of Charlie Gard Divides Doctors And Parents

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:03:00 -0400

Should parents or doctors have the final say when treating critically ill children? It's a question that's being hotly debated in Britain with the case of Charlie Gard.

As Coal Jobs Fade, A Mining County Struggles To Redefine Itself

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Somerset County in southwestern Pennsylvania is deep coal country. For years, it's been looking to remake itself. Wind energy and health care may be its future — if it can attract qualified workers.

Republicans Scramble For A Health Care Endgame Strategy

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:25:00 -0400

President Trump and Senate GOP leaders are making a last-ditch effort to try to piece together a health care proposal that can pass the narrowly divided Senate.

Uncertainty Over Obamacare Leaves Next Year's Rates In Limbo

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:50:00 -0400

While Washington ponders the future of the Affordable Care Act, health insurers need to decide right now what to charge people for health insurance in 2018. "It's insane," says one CEO.

Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:47:00 -0400

The Republican health care bill failed in part because of opposition to shrinking Medicaid. An 11-year-old girl with sickle cell anemia went to Washington, D.C., to make sure that wouldn't happen.

Governors Also Have A Stake In Health Care Overhaul

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:45:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement for Obamacare.