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The state of health care, health insurance, new medical research, disease prevention, and drug treatments. Interviews, news, and commentary from NPR's correspondents. Subscribe to podcasts.
- Rural Hospice That Spurns Federal Funds Has Offered Free Care for 40 Years
published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:20 -0400
The founder of a tiny Washington state hospice that depends on community volunteers and donations says the unconventional approach allows for more flexible care. (Image credit: Dan DeLong for Kaiser Health News)
- Rep. Tom Cole Weighs In On Bipartisan Health Plan
published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400
A bipartisan health care deal was introduced in the Senate. While there's a chance it could pass there, it faces a tougher time in the House. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.
- Sure, There's A Health Care Deal. That Doesn't Mean It Can Pass
published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:05:36 -0400
Opposition from conservatives and waffling support from President Trump remain serious hurdles for the first-ever bipartisan legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act.(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
- Details Of Bipartisan Health Insurance Plan Come Into Focus
published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:44:00 -0400
Text of legislation, obtained by NPR, offers ways to fix the Affordable Care Act that some Republicans and Democrats favor. Whether it ever becomes law, is a different question.
- Sen. Kaine Backs Measure To Stabilize The ACA's Insurance Markets
published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:04:00 -0400
David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about a new bipartisan health care proposal out of the Senate that looks to stabilize insurance markets shaken by President Trump last week.