FROM David Goldhill
A Better Path to Affordable Healthcare? Obamacare was produced in part to put the brakes on the costs of healthcare in the United States, which outstrips the rest of the industrial world. There's a developing consensus on both sides that the "employer mandate" may be a major part of the problem, and it's been put off for a year. Will it ultimately be phased out? David Goldhill, President and CEO of the cable TV network, GSN, is author of the new book, Catastrophic Care : How America Health Care Killed My Father -- and How We Can Fix It.
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.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?