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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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Cancer Patient Says Condition Will Dictate Life Choices With ACA Repeal

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

At the age of 29, Molly Young was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Affordable Care Act has been paying for her treatments. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Young about how she would fare under the new GOP plan.

Late Night Show Sharpens Tone As Jimmy Kimmel Revives Health Care Debate

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

This week, late night host Jimmy Kimmel took aim at politicians trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And he did it repeatedly, over three nights, crossing into new, politicized territory for his show.

Health Care Policy Expert On GOP Bill: Will Allow Equality And Better Decision-Making Among States

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

It's a toss-up if Republicans have enough votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Senate is set to consider a bill that shifts federal health funding to the states. Lanhee Chen, health care policy expert and research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about why he thinks this is a good idea.

As Deadline Looms For GOP Health Care Push, Colorado Governor Talks Own Bipartisan Plan

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

The GOP's Graham-Cassidy bill is the last-ditch effort for Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care system of their own. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) shares his response to the bill and tells NPR's Michel Martin about his own bipartisan plan he created with Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio).

5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:50:00 -0400

All year, NPR member station reporters around the country have asked people how they would be affected by proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five of those stories.

Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:13 -0400

Those relying on the federal government's safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.

Democratic Sen. Carper On Health Care

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, a Democrat, about his opposition to the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Uncertainty Over Health Care Law's Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:00 -0400

Obamacare made it easier for people to leave jobs to start their own ventures and entice others to join, knowing they could buy insurance independently. Some entrepreneurs worry that could change.

Sen. Maggie Hassan Talks On The Future Of Health Care

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., about what's next in the health care debate after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will not support the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

Sen. John McCain Says He Wants A Bipartisan Effort To Overhaul Health Care

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400

After Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with NPR Health Policy Correspondent Alison Kodjak about where things stand.

If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:19:20 -0400

The block grants under Graham-Cassidy would give states less money than Obamacare. We asked experts about states' best options for spending that money.

McCain Announces Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Possibly Dooming It

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:04:00 -0400

Arizona Sen. John McCain is the second Republican to oppose the legislation, after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul came out against it last week. If one more GOP senator is against the bill, it cannot pass.

Advocates Say Seniors With Obamacare Need More Time To Switch To Medicare

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:29:00 -0400

Although the government temporarily waived penalties for certain late enrollees to Medicare, the deal ends Sept. 30, which may not be enough time for many to comply.

Heritage Foundation On Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:51:00 -0400

The clock is ticking on the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. David Greene talks to Tommy Binion of the conservative Heritage Foundation about the Graham-Cassidy bill.

A Health Care CEO On Graham-Cassidy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:51:00 -0400

David Greene speaks with Independence Health Group CEO Dan Hilferty, which serves 8.5 million people in 24 states and Washington, D.C., about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.