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Senate GOP Leaders Postpone Health Care Vote Until After July 4th

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:32 -0400

Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with many senators left to convince.



Kaiser CEO Grapples With Potential Impact Of Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:32 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, about his reactions to the health care bill proposed by Senate Republicans and why health care in America is so expensive.



Senate Republican Leaders Delay Vote On Health Care Bill

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

President Trump huddled with Republican senators on Tuesday to discuss the Senate's health care bill. Republican leaders decided to delay a vote on the measure amid concern it doesn't have enough support to pass.



Senate GOP Leaders Push Off Health Care Vote Until After July 4th

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:13:00 -0400

President Trump invited Senate Republicans to the White House to continue work on the issue. The bill is expected to undergo changes before a vote in mid-July.



Considering Breast-Feeding? This Guide Can Help

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:30:00 -0400

The vast majority of pregnant women in the U.S. say they plan to breast-feed, but aren't told that many new moms worldwide find it tricky. Being mentored the first weeks after birth can help a lot.



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

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:35:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million people would lose coverage with the Senate bill. That includes 15 million people on Medicaid, and others who could no longer afford insurance.



More Time Is Needed To Study Health Bill, Sen. Johnson Says

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:51:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin about the Senate's version of a health care bill, which is expected to head for a vote later this week.



From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Medicaid has become a prime target of Republicans in Congress who want to rein in the program's costs, which totaled $350 billion in 2015. We take a look at what all that money pays for.



Enrollees Who Work Still Need Medicaid, Kaiser Survey Shows

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:57:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to Diane Rowland of the Kaiser Family Foundation, about a misconception: If a person on Medicaid gets a job, than their health insurance needs will be taken care of.



GOP Sen. Susan Collins Plans To Oppose Senate Health Bill After CBO Report

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:47:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office said Monday 22 million more people would be uninsured over the next decade under the Senate health care bill. Maine Sen. Collins later said she would oppose the bill.



GOP Sen. Susan Collins Firmly Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:16:00 -0400

Sen. Collins says she wants to reform flaws in the Affordable Care Act. This comes after the Congressional Budget Office said the Senate bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026.



GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:39:00 -0400

Congressional forecasters say a Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million more people uninsured in the next decade.



In Texas, Opponents Rally Against Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:24 -0400

Despite its politicians' positions, many people who live in Texas' rural hill country came out this weekend in support of the existing health care law. But some near the gathering support Obamacare repeal.



Congressional Budget Office To Announce Score Of GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office plans to announce its score of the Senate Republican health care bill.



After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:48:00 -0400

Health care jobs now outnumber manufacturing jobs in Jefferson County, Ohio. Hospital administrators worry that Republican plans to cut Medicaid will lead to layoffs.