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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.

Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:19am

Some critics say Vornado Realty Trust should recuse itself from bidding on the project because of its financial relationship to the president and his family.

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Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:48pm

Ethics watchdog groups say that White House staffers' reported use of encrypted messaging apps to communicate prevents presidential records from being archived, as required by law.

Ohio Health Insurance CEO Raises Concerns Over Senate GOP Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Pam Morris, CEO and President of CareSource, about the new health care bill from Senate Republicans. CareSource is the largest provider of Medicaid managed care services for Ohio.

Republican Sen. John Thune Defends Senate Health Care Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, who was one of the people who worked on the Senate health care bill, about the last minute negotiations and the finished product.

Senate Republican Leaders Unveil Proposed Health Care Legislation

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:31pm

Senate Republicans unveiled a draft of their health care bill on Thursday. Party leaders are hoping for a vote on the legislation next week.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill Reacts To Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill about the Senate Republican health care bill.

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:59pm

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.

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Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:23pm

Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee all say they oppose the bill in its current form, though they're open to negotiating. Republicans can only afford to lose two votes.

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