FROM Genevieve Kenney
States Still Divided on Obamacare "Obamacare," the Affordable Care Act , is the biggest expansion of America's social safety net since 1965. It still faces challenges, but the President's re-election means that repeal is less likely than ever. Meantime, the first of many deadlines for implementation comes the day after tomorrow. That's when states have to decide if they'll create so-called "exchanges," new marketplaces where uninsured Americans can buy subsidized coverage. How deeply rooted is the continued opposition? What are the prospects for affordable coverage for 30 million uninsured Americans?
Obamacare: the Battle Continues Mitt Romney would try to repeal the Affordable Care Act , the biggest expansion of America's social safety net since 1965. But the President's re-election means that repeal of "Obamacare" is less likely than ever, and states have until this Friday to decide if they'll set up "exchanges" where 30 million Americans can buy subsidized health insurance. About one third of the states have already have said, "No," meaning the federal government will step in. Meantime, crowds of special interests are demanding change. What about the impact on Medicare and Medicaid and the rising cost of medical treatments?
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.
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 plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.