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Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:09:00 -0400

Four Republican senators say they will vote yes on a so-called "skinny repeal" bill only with the assurance that the bill will go to a House-Senate conference. The bill is not yet finalized.



Montana Governor Says Why He Signed Letter To Reject Health Care Law

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Governor of Montana, Democrat Steve Bullock, about a bipartisan letter he signed to with his colleagues to oppose the "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act.



Senate Republicans Continue Effort To Pass Health Care Law

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell forced Republicans to take a vote on a measure that would have repealed parts of Obamacare and saw that effort fail. The Senate will continue those efforts.



What Hospitals Think Of The GOP Health Care Plans

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Tom Nickels of the American Hospital Association talks with Rachel Martin about the showdown over repealing the Affordable Care Act.



States Have Already Tried Versions Of 'Skinny Repeal.' It Didn't Go Well

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:24 -0400

Republican senators are warming to the idea of a scaled-back plan that would delete the Affordable Care Act's individual and employer mandates but leave much of the law intact.



What's Next In The Health Care Debate?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:34:00 -0400

Senators have narrowed their options and are likely moving forward on a "skinny repeal" that takes away some key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, leaving the rest intact.



As Cost Of U.S. Health Care Skyrockets, So Does Pay Of Health Care CEOs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:02:00 -0400

Compensation in recent years for the CEOs of the largest U.S. health care companies has far outstripped the wage growth of nearly all Americans, an investigation by the news site Axios has found.



Senate Health Care Debate To Dismantle Obamacare Continues

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:53:00 -0400

The Senate has another day of debate on healthcare. Tuesday a repeal and replace proposal fell short of the votes needed to pass and on Wednesday, lawmakers will take a vote on a repeal only option.



Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:44:00 -0400

Cyberattacks and data breaches are common at health care facilities, and they can put patients' health at risk. Hospitals are behind the curve in beefing up defenses, industry analysts say.



New Abortion Restrictions Head To Missouri Governor's Office

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:51:00 -0400

"Today is a great victory for pregnancy care centers," Gov. Eric Greitens said after lawmakers approved the legislation.



The Steps Ahead For The Senate On Health Care

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:11:00 -0400

The Senate has voted to debate their measures on health care overhaul. Steve Inskeep talks with reporter Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times about the latest.



Sen. King Calls For Health Care Compromise: 'This Is About Real People'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:53:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sen. Angus King, Independent of Maine, who voted on Tuesday against an effort to start discussing a bill to reset the Affordable Care Act.



McCain Delivers Key Health Care Vote — And Then Blasts The Process

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:22:00 -0400

Sen. John McCain — who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer — made a dramatic return to the Senate Tuesday and voted yes in the GOP effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.



Senators Vote To Proceed With Health Care Debate

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:13:00 -0400

Tuesday's vote was on a procedural step that opens the door to formal debate — but on what remains to be seen.



Trump Tweets Early, Pushes GOP To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:28:00 -0400

Before 7 a.m. Tuesday, President Trump had fired off seven different messages on Twitter. Amid it all, he urged the Senate to repeal Obamacare which they may take a step toward doing on Tuesday.