FROM Marc Goldwein
Does Healthcare Reform Face an Endless Summer? President Obama held a news conference tonight, and tomorrow he'll go back on the road with his campaign for health care reform. What's happened to his hope that Congress would act before the August recess less than two weeks from now?
Does Healthcare Reform Face an Endless Summer? Barack Obama is staking his first term as President on achieving healthcare reform . Despite Republicans dragging their heels and Democrats being divided, he yesterday had an upbeat assessment of progress. At tonight's prime-time news conference , the White House says the President will address the questions Americans want answered. We address the political and economic realities that will still face the President and the Congress tomorrow morning. What are the hardest choices that will have to be made? What are special interest lobbyists up to? What if there's no bill by the Congressional recess in August?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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?
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.
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.