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  • March 14, 2017  

    From both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue came talk of amending the GOP health care bill on Tuesday. New estimates released Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office bolstered opposition from Democrats and had some Republicans warning that the bill needs work. Judy Woodruff speaks with Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., a member of the House Freedom Caucus, about his reservations. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2017  

    An analysis of the Republican health care bill was released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office, offering best estimates on cost, coverage and other issues. Among the takeaways are that 24 million fewer people would be insured after a decade, and it would reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to take a look at the numbers. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2017  

    The Congressional Budget Office predicts that more people than who got health care under Obamacare will lose coverage under the repeal bill proposed by Republicans. But the bill also shows cuts in federal spending and a smaller deficit. John Yang gets reaction to the proposed law from Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania and Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2017  

    The Congressional Budget Office numbers are out on the Republican health bill. What’s the political impact? Judy Woodruff talks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the difficulties of selling the American Health Care Act, plus the lack of evidence to back up President Trump’s tweet allegation of being wiretapped by President Obama. Continue reading

  • March 10, 2017  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump warned that Congress must act on a Republican health care bill in order to head off a crisis with Obamacare. Also, the U.S. economy added a net of 235,000 new jobs in February. Continue reading

  • March 10, 2017  

    Before the House Republican’s health care plan can receive its final vote in the House of Representatives, it needs to clear one more hurdle. Judy Woodruff speaks with Tennessee Rep. Diane Black, chair of the Budget Committee, about the bill’s next steps. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2017  

    While two House committees worked through the night to pass the GOP health care bill in party line votes, party leaders aimed for the big picture. Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi decried the lack of analysis yet by the CBO, and Speaker Paul Ryan urged unsure Republicans by saying it is “the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare.” Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • 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