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President Trump Praises Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0400

President Trump is praising the Senate's health care bill. But the bill lacks a mechanism requiring people to have continuous coverage, which could create problems in the individual health care market.

What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About The Republican Health Care Plan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:00 -0400

Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services until January. He calls the new Senate health care bill "the ugly step-sibling" of the House bill.

Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:48:00 -0400

The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.

Senate Made Health Care Even More Heartless, Sen. Hassan Says

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:37:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and NPR's Alison Kodjak about the health care bill that Senate Republicans released on Thursday.

What The New GOP Health Plan Would And Wouldn't Change

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:02:00 -0400

We analyze the new Republican health care bill unveiled by the Senate.

Rep. Charlie Dent On GOP Health Care Proposal

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:02:00 -0400

Following the Senate releasing its own version of the Republican health care bill, Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who voted against the GOP bill in the House.

The AMA's Take On GOP Health Care Plan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:02:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks with David Barbe, a family doctor in rural Missouri and president of the American Medical Association, about the Senate health care proposal.

OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have Mammograms

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:06:00 -0400

Updated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies and consider women's preferences, too.

Ohio Health Insurance CEO Raises Concerns Over Senate GOP Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Pam Morris, CEO and President of CareSource, about the new health care bill from Senate Republicans. CareSource is the largest provider of Medicaid managed care services for Ohio.

Republican Sen. John Thune Defends Senate Health Care Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, who was one of the people who worked on the Senate health care bill, about the last minute negotiations and the finished product.

Senate Republican Leaders Unveil Proposed Health Care Legislation

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Senate Republicans unveiled a draft of their health care bill on Thursday. Party leaders are hoping for a vote on the legislation next week.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill Reacts To Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill about the Senate Republican health care bill.

CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:59:00 -0400

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.

Senate Health Care Bill Hangs In The Balance As 5 Lawmakers Waver

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:23:00 -0400

Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Dean Heller all say they oppose the bill in its current form, though they're open to negotiating. Republicans can afford to lose only two votes.

Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:25:00 -0400

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.