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Despite providing insurance to millions of people, Obamacare is no guarantee of access to healthcare itself. Doctors, hospitals — and now some insurance companies — are dropping out of the program. We hear about what's gone wrong and how it's fueling the presidential campaign.  

Later on the program, will LGBT rights divide the United Methodists? 

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Paul von Zielbauer
Evan George

EgyptAir Flight 804 Falls from the Sky 6 MIN, 7 SEC

EgyptAir now confirms that wreckage of a missing plane has been found in the Mediterranean Sea. The Airbus A320 was on its way from Paris to Cairo early this morning when it vanished from radar and fell from the sky. Vivienne Walt, who reports from Paris for Time magazine, picks up the story.

Guests:
Vivienne Walt, Time magazine (@vivwalt)

A Health Check for Obamacare 33 MIN, 46 SEC

When the US Supreme Court finally gave the Affordable Care Act the go-ahead last year, President Obama called it a victory. "In America, healthcare is not a privilege for a few, but a right for all." But there's still one system for the affluent and another for everyone else -- even though millions who were not insured can now buy policies. More and more often, doctors and hospitals tell them, "We don't take Obamacare here." Now, some insurance companies are opting out of the program. Healthcare's a major issue in yet another presidential campaign. 

Guests:
Sarah Kliff, Vox (@sarahkliff)
Daniel Polsky, University of Pennsylvania (@healthecon_dan)
Scott Gottlieb, American Enterprise Institute (@ScottGottliebMD)
Stephanie Woolhandler, City University of New York (@swoolhandler)

More:
Kliff on new federal data that shows a dramatic decline in uninsured rate
Kliff on three states being down to one Obamacare insurer
Polsky on new CMS rules not including adequacy standard
Gottlieb on how Obamacare exchanges are shifting toward managed-care companies, away from traditional insurers
Gottlieb on how Obamacare exchanges are shifting toward managed-care companies, away from traditional insurers
Woolhandler on doctors' single-payer prescription for healthcare reform

United Methodists Divided over LGBT Rights 9 MIN, 34 SEC

The United Methodist Church is America's third largest faith group after the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention, and like them, it's struggling over LGBT rights.  That's become all too clear at this week's General Conference in Portland, Oregon.

 
Photo: David Goehring

Dr. Karen Oliveto is a lesbian and Senior Pastor at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.  She's also one of 864 delegates from all over the world, and joins us to talk about the challenges of being a global religion in 2016.

Guests:
Karen Oliveto, Glide Church (@RevKarenOliveto)

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