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Trump To House Republicans: Pass Health Care Bill Or Obamacare Stays In Place

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:51:34 -0400

President Trump sent a message to House Republicans on Thursday night that they must pass their health care bill on Friday or the Affordable Care Act stays in place.

Insurance Companies Could Profit From Fewer Customers Under GOP Plan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:16:00 -0400

As House Republicans and the White House try reach a deal on a plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, much of the insurance industry likes what it's seeing.

Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400

House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.

Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:38:00 -0400

The president's reputation as a deal-maker is on the line Friday as House Republicans face a politically perilous vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Rep. Andy Harris On Upcoming Health Care Bill Vote

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:23:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, a Republican and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He's been reluctant to support the Republican health care bill.

Republicans Still Divided Over Health Care Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:04:00 -0400

We look at what the conflict is within the House Republican caucus over their proposed health care law, ahead of a scheduled vote Friday.

Trump Calls On GOP To Pass Health Care Or Leave The ACA In Place

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:04:00 -0400

The fate of the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is up in the air, but a vote is intended for Friday. It comes after a push from Trump, who wants a vote on the current bill.

GOP Resurrects A Bill From 2003 To Help Small Firms Buy Health Insurance

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400

House Speaker Paul Ryan supports a bill that would allow "association health plans" to be sold nationally to small businesses. But critics say such plans tend to be skimpy and not well-regulated.

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.