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Health Insurers Anxious Over Uncertainty Of What Comes Next

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act mean an uncertain future for insurance companies on the exchange. While some areas are struggling, others are seeing insurers come into their markets.

What's In The GOP Health Care Bill

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Melissa Block talks with health policy reporter Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times about the health care bill Senate Republicans released this week, and what it means for Americans' access to care.

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:00am

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.

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Meet President Trump's Outside Legal Team

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:00am

A business lawyer with a major role in 1990s tobacco litigation, a specialist in religious liberty cases and a seasoned Washington hand are helping the president navigate numerous investigations.

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Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:09pm

A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.

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Wisconsin Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan For House Seat

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Randy Bryce, a Wisconsin ironworker, who announced this week he will challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan in the 2018 midterm election.

Carrier Steelworker Responds To Movement Of Jobs To Mexico

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with T.J. Bray, a steelworker at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis where President Trump said he saved over 1,000 jobs. Last month, Carrier told the state that 600 people will be laid off, and those jobs will be transferred to Mexico.

Week In Politics: Senate GOP Health Care Bill, Georgia Special Election

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the Senate Republican health care bill, the special election in Georgia, and the latest on the investigations into the Trump administration and Russia.

President Trump Praises Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:32pm

President Trump is praising the Senate's health care bill. But the bill lacks a mechanism requiring people to have continuous coverage, which could create problems in the individual health care market.

What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:50pm

Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services until January. He calls the new Senate health care bill "the ugly step-sibling" of the House bill.

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Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:48am

The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:06am

America's relationship with North Korea worsens after 22-year-old Otto Warmbier's return home in a coma. He died shortly after. The President has called Warmbier's death "a disgrace." What now? Also, the latest attack on London and Saudi Arabia's King rewrites the rules on succession.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 9:06am

We'll discuss why gun owners in particular have concerns surrounding the death of Philando Castile and why some want the NRA to speak out. Plus, back room dealing on healthcare, and is the President's front man moving on?

Despite Claims To Contrary, Trump Has Signed No Major Laws 5 Months In

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:42am

The president has been boasting about all the laws he's signed, but compared to other recent presidents, it's not that many — and he still hasn't gotten any major pieces of legislation.

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Senate Made Health Care Even More Heartless, Sen. Hassan Says

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:37am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and NPR's Alison Kodjak about the health care bill that Senate Republicans released on Thursday.

What The New GOP Health Plan Would And Wouldn't Change

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

We analyze the new Republican health care bill unveiled by the Senate.

Rep. Charlie Dent On GOP Health Care Proposal

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Following the Senate releasing its own version of the Republican health care bill, Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who voted against the GOP bill in the House.

Morning News Brief: Senate Republicans Release Health Care Bill, China Vs. Golf

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

We look at the bill Senate Republicans have unveiled to overhaul U.S. health care. And China's government is cracking down on golf.

The AMA's Take On GOP Health Care Plan

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks with David Barbe, a family doctor in rural Missouri and president of the American Medical Association, about the Senate health care proposal.

Rubio's Changing Feelings Toward Trump

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks with former staffer for Sen. Marco Rubio Alex Conant about the Florida Republican's relationship with President Trump and how it might play into future political ambitions.

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