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

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:47:43 -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.

Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:58:00 -0400

Senate Republicans have tweaked their bill in hopes of keeping more healthy customers in the insurance market. Customers who fail to maintain coverage could be temporarily locked out.

More Health Problems Reported With Hair And Skin Care Products

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:42:00 -0400

Manufacturers are not required to tell the Food and Drug Administration about safety issues with cosmetics or hair and skin care products. That can leave people in the dark about health risks.

Senate Republicans Have Their Work Cut Out For Them With Health Bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:34:00 -0400

Senators could have another bit of information on Monday to help their decision-making. The Congressional Budget Office is expected to give its assessment of the bill's impact.

Can Republicans In The Senate Get Their Health Bill Passed?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Republicans and Democrats have different priorities for what the health care bill should do. Some Republicans have already come out against the bill and have said they won't vote for the measure.

Avalere Health's President Is Concerned About Health Care Bill's Effects

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:58:00 -0400

For reaction to the Senate Republican health care bill that was made public last week, Rachel Martin talks to Dan Mendelson, president of Avalere Health, a consulting firm.

Morning News Brief: GOP Health Care Bill, Modi To Visit White House

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Two GOP factions say they won't back the bill, and the Congressional Budget office soon offers an assessment of the bill's impact. And, President Trump holds meetings with India's Prime Minister Modi.

Where Does The Federal Budget Deficit Fit Into The Health Care Equation?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:47 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas about how to balance the need for health care with the need to reduce the federal budget deficit.

Insurance Companies Concerned About The Future Of Medicaid Under GOP Plan

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:06:00 -0400

The Senate's healthcare bill would make big changes to the government's Medicaid program. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with John Baackes, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan.

What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:28 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.