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What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:48am

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

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Drone Company Leaders Meet With Trump To Ask For More Clarity On Rules

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

This week, U.S. drone companies met with President Trump to discuss industry regulations. NPR's Melissa Block talks with April Glaser of Recode about how these companies actually want more regulation.

Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

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

Just weeks after the backlash to pulling out of the Paris climate deal, U.S. mayors gathered in Miami are putting climate change at the top of their agenda.

What The GOP Bill Means For People On Medicaid

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

NPR's Melissa Block asks Rodney Whitlock, who worked on health policy in the Senate and is now a lobbyist, for hospitals about what the GOP plan could mean for those who rely on Medicaid.

Week In Politics: Health Care And The Supreme Court

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

This past week has seen no shortage of news in politics from Capitol Hill and the White House. And next week will see its fair share as decisions on health care and Supreme Court cases are expected.

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?

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