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  • March 9, 2017  

    Under the new Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, there are major changes to Medicaid funding for states. Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about why those changes are causing concerns for some states. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2017  

    Dr. Mario Molina of Molina Healthcare, an insurance executive whose business is focused on Medicaid patients, is concerned about the way the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will not only affect patients on Medicaid, but cause major economic ripples for states and the health care system. Molina joins William Brangham to discuss what he sees as at stake. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2017  

    The Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act officially began its journey through Congress, as two committees started drafting details. Pushed by GOP leaders and the White House, the bill faces opposition from Democrats, conservative critics and powerful interest groups, while multiple analysts concluded that millions more will be left without coverage. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2017  

    Under the new Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, tax credits would assist uninsured people to buy coverage. But the criteria that determine eligibility is shifting, with age becoming a greater factor than income. Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about the impact if the plan becomes law. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2017  

    The House bill that Republicans plan to pass to replace the Affordable Care Act keeps some of the most popular provisions of the law, but it does not mandate coverage and shifts how the government would provide financial help. John Yang looks at key aspects of the plan with Sabrina Corlette of the Health Policy Institute and Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2017  

    The first public hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was announced by the House Intelligence Committee, while Senate Democrats have called for a special counsel. Republican Sen. James Lankford, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says a lot of the work will remain behind closed doors. He speaks with Judy Woodruff about the Senate’s probes and more. Continue reading

  • March 6, 2017  

    Republican lawmakers released their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday evening. Proposed changes include ending direct government subsidies in favor of tax credits, ending penalties of the individual mandate and phasing out the expansion of Medicaid in 2020. Lisa Desjardins talks with John Yang from Capitol Hill. Continue reading

  • March 6, 2017  

    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join John Yang to discuss the origin of and fallout from President Trump’s recent wiretap accusations, as well as how Republican lawmakers and President Trump will have to work to pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2017  

    President Trump will have the chance to explain his plans to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. What should we expect? Judy Woodruff talks with Democratic strategist Karine Jean-Pierre, Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and presidential historian Michael Beschloss. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2017  

    With members of Congress on recess, usually that would mean lawmakers meeting with constituents at home in their districts. But fewer than 30 Republicans are holding meetings in the face of local protests and rowdy town halls. Lisa Desjardins reports from New Jersey, where five-term Rep. Leonard Lance faced more than a thousand people, ready to let him hear their urgent concerns. Continue reading