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.
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?
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.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.