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

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 6:09pm

Republicans headed into an all-night session in an uncomfortable position where the only legislation they can potentially pass is a bill most senators oppose.

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

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:30pm

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, 07/27/2017 - 4:30pm

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell forced Republicans to take a vote on a measure that would have repealed parts of Obamacare and saw that effort fail.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, 07/27/2017 - 5:05am

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, 07/27/2017 - 5:00am

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.

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What's Next In The Health Care Debate?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 8:34pm

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, 07/26/2017 - 6:02pm

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.

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Senate Health Care Debate To Dismantle Obamacare Continues

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:53pm

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, 07/26/2017 - 12:44pm

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.

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New Abortion Restrictions Head To Missouri Governor's Office

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:51am

"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, 07/26/2017 - 5:11am

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, 07/25/2017 - 5:53pm

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, 07/25/2017 - 5:22pm

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, 07/25/2017 - 2:13pm

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

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Trump Tweets Early, Pushes GOP To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 7:28am

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.

News Brief: Trump Urges Repeal Of Obamacare; Turkish Journalists On Trial

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 5:00am

President Trump pressures Senate Republicans to keep their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. In Turkey, 17 journalists from the country's oldest independent newspaper go on trial.

Study: Memphis Support Program For New Moms Especially Helps Boys

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:23pm

Nurse-Family Partnership programs provide low-income mothers with checkups. Robert Siegel speaks with Nobel Laureate James Heckman on the benefits of NFP, which is found to especially help boys.

Trump Turns Up Heat On Republicans Over Health Care

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:23pm

President Trump pushes Senate Republicans to get something done on health care. But it's not at all clear that they can.

The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:23pm

President Trump is pushing the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare this week. But with multiple bills in play, it's far from clear what the Senate would vote on. Here's a recap of the options.

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How Crisis Pregnancy Center Clients Rely On Medicaid

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 2:48pm

Medicaid pays for nearly half the births in the U.S., and centers that counsel women against abortion often help pregnant women enroll in Medicaid so they don't have to worry about health care costs.

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