FROM Daniel Polsky
A Health Check for Obamacare 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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.