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What's Next In The Health Care Debate?

15 hours ago

Senate Republicans have at least narrowed the options on what comes next for the Affordable Care Act — casting two separate votes since Tuesday that knocked out a "repeal-only" proposal and rejected a plan for replacement.

So, as lawmakers resume debate on Thursday, they will be staring at basically one possibility: a so-called "skinny repeal" that would surgically remove some key provisions from Obamacare, while leaving the rest intact — at least for now.

The Trump administration announced sanctions on Wednesday against Venezuela, intended to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to drop plans for a controversial election.

The sanctions target 13 current or former officials from Maduro's government, freezing their U.S. assets and preventing Americans from doing business with them, the AP reports.

Trump Places Sanctions On 13 Venezuelan Officials

18 hours ago

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Rep. Steve Scalise Released From Hospital

18 hours ago

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As Cost Of U.S. Health Care Skyrockets, So Does Pay Of Health Care CEOs

18 hours ago

In the seven years since the Affordable Care Act was passed, CEOs of U.S. health care companies have made a lot of money.

Their compensation far outstrips the wage growth of nearly all Americans, according to reporter Bob Herman, who published an analysis this week of "the sky-high pay of health care CEOs" for the online news site, Axios.

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Rep. Luke Messer Officially Joins Senate Race

19 hours ago

U.S Rep. Luke Messer (R-Shelbyville) will seek to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Granger) in 2018.

The announcement of Messer’s entrance into an increasingly crowded GOP field was understated: a Tweet with the simple message “We’re in!! See you at the picnic on August 12th.”

Below the message, his chosen logo: a partial outline of the state on a red field with the slogan “I Like Luke: U.S. Senate 2018.”

As Senators continue their debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, protests of that effort continue, too.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with a 33-year-old Medicaid recipient, Latoya Maddox, who’s also a member of ADAPT (@NationalADAPT), one of the groups organizing protests of the Republican health care plan. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Health Care Bill Advances

21 hours ago

Vice President Mike Pence breaks a tie in the Senate vote to proceed with debate on a health care bill. So now what?

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot during a congressional baseball practice six weeks ago, has been discharged from a Washington, D.C., hospital and is beginning a period of intensive rehabilitation.

"He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation," MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.