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"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Details from npr's allison kojak either spent years at hhs under president george w bush before decamping for a top job at the pharmaceutical giant eli lilly and company his supporters say that experience makes him well qualified to leave the guy federal agency that runs medicare and medicaid overseas the food and drug administration and the national institutes of health but several democrats voted against his confirmation they worry that he's too closely tied to the pharmaceutical industry is are in his confirmation hearing acknowledge that drug prices are too high but he also said he does not want to change the law to allow medicare to directly negotiate drug prices for seniors alisyn kojak npr news washington kansas governor sam brownback has one senate confirmation to become the new us ambassador at large for international religious freedom vice president mike pence cast tiebreaking vote to get the nomination approved brownback faced stiff opposition from senate democrats in lgbt rights groups over his views on samesex marriage and gender identity he successfully pushed the republican control kansas legislature to pass new restrictions on abortion michigan state university president liu simon is resigning under pressure over her handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced former sports team dr larry nassar the announcement came after a judge sentenced nasser to forty two one hundred and seventy five years in prison for of using more than one hundred fifty young athlete while working at michigan state and usa gymnastics this is npr news space enthusiasts watched eagerly as a giant white exhaust plume erupted from.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"For health insurance on the federal government's affordable care act exchange in pierce allison kojak reports obamacare advocates are trying to raise awareness in hopes that enrollment for 2018 won't plummet even comedian jimmy kimmel is getting in on the act so if you do not have health insurance go to healthcare dot gov or get it you have to do a by december fifteen that was kimmel near the end of his monologue on monday night shell and it caused a brief spike in traffic on the healthcare dot gov website according to google trends but even with kimmel's ploughed and the other efforts to get the word out about the affordable care act deadline it's not likely that sign up to be as high as last year that's because the trump administration cut the enrollment period and half to six weeks and eliminated most of the governmentfunded advertising an outrage that help raise awareness in previous years allison kojak npr news stocks finished mixed on wall street today with a boost in bank shares ahead of the federal reserve's decision on interest rates the dow rose one hundred eighteen points this is npr you're listening to wnyc in new york i'm jamie floyd president trump criticize new york senator tear send jill a brand on twitter today one day after the democrat call for trump's resignation over sexual harassment claims wnyc washington correspondent john o'connor reports trump route the jeweler bring came to his office begging for campaign contributions when the democrat ran for senate in two thousand ten the president added that jilib rank quote would do anything for them rain says trump is trying to quiet criticism i see it as a sex sexists samir i mean that's what it is and it's part of the president's effort name calling and it's not going to silence me more than a dozen women have accused trump of harassment to the years before he became president jila brand is widely thought to be considering a 2020 presidential run members of the democratic working women's group in congress are calling for a democratic investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against president trump prosecutors have wrought federal terrorism charges against the suspect in yesterday's attempted subway attack in new york city wnyc's rebecca evora reports federal prosecutors say akagi love began researching how to.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Appreciate it thanks faith at sent here's allison kojak okay over the weekend a plane flew from washington dc toward cuba it carried a military judge prosecution and defence teams interpreters journalists and relatives of people killed in the nine eleven attacks together destination was guantanamo bay every other month herself for the past five and a half years a war tribunal has assembled there it has struggled to bring to trial five men accused of plotting the nine eleven attacks including the alleged mastermind holiday shake muhammad this will be the 26th time that this tribunal gathers in session hall preceding is expected to take about a week npr's david wellknown is just outside the courtroom and is on the line i david good morning steve just want to note sixteen years since nine eleven and fellowczech muhammad was captured not so long after why is it been so hard to put him and others on trial well you know she this is likely going to be the trial of the century if it ever gets to that point but sows in as a pretrial motions have been filed and almost all of them are coming from the lawyers defending these five men who face possible death penalties and it's all happening in this remote corner of cuba in a court that was largely created to try this man as war criminals uh three years ago the senate intelligence committee documented that all five of these men were brutally interrogated in secret cia run jails called black sites and a lot of what went on here on there i should say is still being kept secret by the government prosecutors so the defence teams keep trying to put the focus on what their clients went through in this than considerable wrangling it could be years before an actual trial begins so the treatment of the suspects themselves in the creation of a special court to try them his is as part of the delay here part of the slowness of it so now you have this latest round of pretrial motions what are they be discussing what maybe more interesting issue will be at jurisdictional challenged at one of the defence team's springing up they say that their client should not even be tried in this.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Background check to be ineligible to buy fyrom civilized can be effective but web just as they have some pretty big hulls the most glaring one use that in our federal law and in many state laws dating partners are not covered and that's known as the girlfriend loophole he says a lot of couples even an abusive relationships stay together a long time never get married unmarried women are at even higher risk in their abusers aren't gonna make it onto any database to prevent them from buying a weapon okay so this this link is pretty clear we know that domestic offenders may be more likely to commit mass shootings or other other signs to help predict who might become more violent let's so obviously the people in the most danger our intimate partners of domestic offenders and left your says mass shootings are so rare that it's really hard to develop a strong pattern but he did say there are few signs that authorities could look out for if they want to turn of flags certain people here's eighth as individuals who are massing number of weapons and large amount of ammo that obviously is a red flag individuals whose violence generally extends beyond the family relationship also would be a an indicator of greater danger but i just think about the massive attack in las vegas at the con searched the shooter amassed this huge number of weapons and police found them in that hotel room but beyond that we don't know anything about him i mean no reports of domestic trouble no history of violence that were aware of a mystery and ina that's really the issue webster points out that trying to big predict will become a violent is an exact science and especially these mass shootings their perpetrators that fit some patterns but there's no perfect profile of a person's going to take a gun and kill a large number of people all right talking there too and pure health policy correspondent allison kojak and astute housing thanks thank fan now the prevalence of domestic violence in the us is comparable to what you see in many wealthy european in countries what is not comparable is the rate of gun violence and pearson read isenman reports when it comes to the key measures of socioeconomic success the us consistently scores near the top chris murray is director of the.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:38 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

"A logging and shop around open enrollment starts win day allison kojak npr news washington the us is pledging sixty million dollars tobacco regional counterterrorism force in africa suhel zone we have more from an peers if ab quiz sharpton secretary of state rex tillerson says the money will bolster the us african potholes in their fight to ensure security and stability as they combat isis affiliated groups and all the terrorist networks tillerson statement says this is a fight we must win his announcement came as the un security council discussed ways to boost global support for a new g fiveset health force set up by poor cannot official chad mali mauritania and tunisia some of the companies hardest hit by extremist violence us ambassador to the un nikki haley has rejected proposals to allow un peacekeepers in money to assist the suhel force saying the g five must first and foremost be owned by the regional countries offer the acquis stopped him npr news johannesburg this is npr news from cake kiwi de news america ilar six us states including california want to join in hawaii's lawsuit challenging president donald trump's travel ban hawaii as challenging as unconstitutional trump's proclamation issued last month in targets potential travellers from chad iran libya north korea somalia syria and yemen along with some government officials from than its wella and their families a federal judge in hawaii granted the state's request to block the policy from taking a fact the us government is appealing that ruling wise attorney general says the motion shows that hawaii is not the only state harmed by the policy more than half of muslim students in california reports some form of bullying a survey by state chapter of the council on american islamic relations or khir found the muslim students also put less safe and less welcome in their schools in students surveyed two years ago brittany resume he is a civil rights attorney for care we saw starved in greece this past year on particularly as we saw this very divisive election cycle where muslims were targeted in addition to the increase racist students reported hearing comments that reflected camping ratoric for example that muslims should be banned from the country some san francisco city and county employees meet me moving out of the whole of justice next summer at the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to built today on new building leases to relocate the da's office police investigations and adult population units employees have long complained about leaky pipes vermin and seismic weakness in.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington i'm she stevens senate republicans have passed a four trillion dollar budget blueprint for the next fiscal year in a tweet last night president trump called it a first step toward massive tax cuts the senate measure must be reconciled with the budget plan approved by the house that would pave the way for special legislative procedures to pass tax legislation without those from democrats before the end of the year two dozen us senators are supporting a bipartisan plan that's aimed at stabilising health insurance markets and prc allison kojak says the list include some key lawmakers who've been leading the fight to repeal the affordable care act 24 senators cosponsored the bell a fact that it's authors lamar alexander and patty murray pointed to as they presented the plan on the senate floor here's patty murray that when members of congress decide to get past are talking points and take a few steps out of our partisan coroner's there is a lot we can agree i am a lot we can get die and a supporters include republican senator bill cassidy and lindsey graham who led the most recent effort to repeal the healthcare law the sheer number of cosponsors puts a lot of pressure on senate leaders to bring the bill to a vote but it's fate after that in the house and the white house is uncertain allison kojak npr news washington white house chief of staff john kelly as defending president trump's communications with grieving relatives of fallen troops.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

"News offers ways to fix the affordable care act that some repub lincoln's and democrats favour whether ever becomes laws a different question president trump said this week that he liked the approach and also that it did not like it and press secretary sarah huckabee sanders said this this president certainly supports republicans and democrats coming to work together but it's not a full approach and we need something to go a little bit for further to get on your art npr's allison kojak covers healthcare policy she obtained legislation she is with us now hi allison i think i'll case he got this text what it say well it has a few elements in it that you know should be able to appeal to both republicans and democrats as you mentioned the biggest thing is that it restores these subsidies to them insurance companies all thinks that president trump cancelled the yeah he gasol them last week m and these subsidies basically pay insurance companies back for discount that they give to low income customers on their deductibles and copayment so if you have a policy that has the five hundred dollar deductible somebody with a lower income than you would get a policy the fame policy but maybe without one hundred dollars deductible on this money goes to pay that back okay filter and insurance companies like this is important because they counted on it and it without it premiums go up premiums for everybody for everybody and so you know both democrats and republicans should like this the it also has something called thirteen 32 waivers which is a technical term but if instantly allows states to change the la with the approval of the.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Dollars they don't necessarily cover prescriptions drugs and they don't have to cover you if you have a health history so they're not the greatest insurance than they don't fit the obamacare consumer protection's overall so far what has been the reaction to this executive order well as i said there is some scepticism about whether or not it's legal or can accomplish anything and then there's this fear that it could split the market again to where it was before the affordable care act with pass which is people who are healthy and gun can get really chief insurance that people who need health care will find it to really hard expensive are out of reach pair health policy correspondent allison kojak thanks a lot thanks high now we turn to sabrina core let she used to be a staffer with the senate health committee she now studies the health insurance industry at georgetown university welcome to the program thank you uh one of the things this executive order does is allow small businesses the band together with an association so oh so they can get more coverage and cheaper coverage for their employees what's the problem with that well there's a couple of problems one is that the affordable care act is is very clear that you have a older or sicker group of employees insurance companies can't discriminate against you this would turn that on its head and if you came into the association with say somebody who had cancer or of women of childbearing age you could find that year premiums would be much much higher than employers with healthy workers but the difference would be that the associations would not be regulated would not be covered by the requirements of the affordable care right that's right the association since would be exempt from a lot of the insurance protections that are in the eighth yet but as i understand it health insurance policies that we.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on NPR News Now

"That cooper as an economist at yale university the here that i have with patient plan it though end up segmenting the market people who need lots of healthcare would stay in traditional plans with generous benefits and their costs would rise and those who don't need much care would move to the new plans at lower cost allison kojak npr news washington in pennsylvania last night the president was making the case for sharp tax cuts something he wants to see passed by congress before the end of the year and pr scott horsely reports trump spoke at an air national guard hangar in harrisburg frame by an eighteen wheeler with a slogan lower taxes bigger paychecks more jobs the president argues cutting corporate taxes would boost business and help truck drivers among others our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class not to the highest earners it's a middle class bill democratic senator bob casey of pennsylvania disputes the president's claim he points to an independent analysis showing most of the savings the gop plan would go to the wealthy scott horsely npr news the white house says president trump plans to nominate cursed jin nielsen to be the next secretary of homeland security nielsen formerly worked as chief of staff to john kelly when he ran the dhs kelly is now white house chief of staff this is npr news from washington nfl owners will be meeting in new york next week to discuss league policy on players who taken need during the national anthem as npr zaina jaffe reports commissioner roger goodell told team owners in a letter the protests over social injustice are dividing teams and players from their fans in his letter to nfl owners cadel said that in discussions with the players quote we have work to develop a plan that we will review with you at next week's league meeting we need to move past this controversy he said that controversy began last year when then san francisco quarterback colin kaepernick knelt to protest police brutality capper nick is without an nfl job this season but players on many teams have taken up this cause a joint statement from the league and players union said quote there has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Mccain says he will not support the latest republican proposal to repeal and replace the affordable care act in a statement today the arizona republican says he wants congress to overhaul the hell care law but he wants to do it in a bipartisan way mccain's decision means the proposal known as graham cassidy is teetering on the edge of defeat joining us now to talk about where things stand is npr's health policy correspondent allison kojak hi allison tie also so what more did senator mccain say today we'll let the senator said is he wants congress terek returned to what's called regular order which is when they have a bill go through the normal debate process there'd be hearings and markups in the committees of jurisdiction there'd be debate on the senate floor and people from both parties would be able to propose changes imagine that i have and that's definitely not happening here republicans we're trying to pass this bell with support only from their party which men they were using a legislative maneuver to avoid a democratic bust okay so mccain isn't opposed to the substance of this particular plan what he opposes is the way it's been jan through the senate right why is that so important to him we'll let the santer says an what a lot of people agree with this is that unless both parties can pass a joint health care bill it's gonna remain so political that every time the power changes congress is going to be taken up again and again it'll just create more instability right and here has been reporting that the spill was already struggling to get enough republican votes why does mccain's move in particular put the bill as we say teetering on the edge of defeat so ill in july when a senate was considering previous versions of the healthcare bill mccain cast the deciding vote that killed that attempt and many people believe that this time without his support this one won't pass and there no democratic support and only two republicans can vote against it and still have it pass so now we know that senator mccain is one of them and there are three other senators have made it clear they have doubts rand paul who've right here on npr this week said he is opposed to it most civic at the villa doesn't repeal the taxes.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Richard gonzalez npr news a senate health committee is searching for ways to improve health insurance markets created under the affordable care act and nprs alisyn coach access the panel got plenty of advice at a hearing today the hearing included testimony from the insurance commissioner the five states across the board they asked the senators to ensure that the federal government continue to reimburse insurance companies for discounts they're required to offer to low income customers and they were unanimous in saying they would like to see more control over health insurance markets and more money turned over to the states lori wing hire the director of alaska's division of insurance was one of them one st size does not fit all and alaska needs to be in control of its health insurance program for its residents many republican senators have advocated giving states more control over their markets in fact the only obamacare repeal plan still in circulation includes giving state the money to run their own healthcare programmes allison kojak npr news washington you're listening to npr news federal prosecutors are dropping charges against a west virginia journalists who was arrested for repeatedly questioning a trump administration official during an event in may west virginia public broadcasting dave missed it says the defendant had been facing up to six months in jail west virginia's capital police said dan hyman of public news service was causing a disturbance with his persistent questions hymen was asking health and human services secretary tom price whether gop proposal to replace the affordable care act we'll classified domestic violence as a preexisting condition.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:08 min | 4 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm also chang senate republicans are back on capitol hill today but they aren't exactly feeling optimistic about restarting efforts to repeal the affordable care act the third ranking republican in the senate john thune said yesterday until someone shows us how to get that elusive 50th note i think it's over president trump tweeted over the weekend repeal and replace is not dead he has also threatened to quote let obamacare implode by refusing to make large payments to health insurance companies npr health policy correspondent allison kojak joined us to talk about what's next allison kyle said sept tom price the health and human services secretary has been a major opponent of the affordable care act and on meet the press he kind of hedged when asked whether he now plans to implement the current health care law here's what he said our job is to follow the law the land and and we take that mission very very seriously so it sounds like he does want to keep obamacare going is that what he's saying well sort of accept that he followed that up by saying that if the job of ak just to ensure the health and wellbeing of the american people and then he said obamacare is hurting people so it's really hard to tell whether he really wants to implement that law what could secretary price actually do or by extension what could present trump actually do or not do that would affect how obamacare actually works so there are a couple of air is one deals with in shares and markets and the others the public for insurers they've already done a couple of things through regulation that would make insurance happy they are requiring people who drop their insurance one yeah airtel pay their back perry memes before they can buy insurance there following year and they're making a little harder for people to jump in and out of the market that should help but they're also saying maybe they won't enforce the individual mandate which would mean a lot of individuals may or may not by policies if they're young and healthy in don't think they meet need insurance and no to the people who keep costs down is that part of what president trump means by leading obamacare implode i mean how would he actually make that happen well one of.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:09 min | 4 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Bill yesterday he's hoping to get the support of fifty reply publicans the party is hoping to fulfill its promise to repeal the affordable care act or obamacare this latest proposal seems to cater to more conservative republicans by leading insurance companies sell policies that don't meet all obamacare rules the bill also tries to bring in moderate senators with a fund that can help nope low income people get coverage and pierce allison kojak is here and out and you love nothing more than digging into wonky piece of legislation nothing like it i'll try to do on kit for your wong that is an official term will help us understand what what's in this bill so the bill actually brought out lines are very similar to the previous fell gets rid of the individual mandates people are no longer required to own insurance and they will get fine if they don't buy it and it makes major kathan restructured medicaid and but there's this new compromise am it was proposed by ted cruz in the senator from texas and it allows insurance companies to offer the strippeddown policies that don't cover as much but don't call last of much they can only do that as long as they also offer the comprehensive policies that me all the obamacare rules so that sort of this compromise to try to bring in the conservative members who want more freedom and still allow people with preexisting conditions to get good insurance okay so we're going to watch to see whether that comp my other compromises that should make a difference here let me ask you just the sort of a step back question i mean republicans made this promise that's one reason that a lot of americans supported them in their efforts to to get rid of obamacare that they said they want more insurance policy options for consumers and also they promised to lower premiums do they accomplish that here well it's possible they accomplish they aci accomplish it because they can sell these cut rate policy if they won't have as much coverage the but they will probably be cheaper but the problem is that then you have people actually need healthcare people with preexisting conditions who are gonna be buying the more comprehensive policies and those policies prices are likely to go up so if you cut prices for some people it probably going to be raising prices for other people and in addition they.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:06 min | 4 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Support for npr and the following message come from exxon and mobile the exclusive fuel partners of the plenty rewards program hundred points is worth at least five dollars in savings you can pick up a plenty card at an exxon or mobile brennan station and start earning points right away live from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston president trump is pushing the senate to pass a health care plan before the august recess congress's returning to capitol hill after a weeklong break with republicans dole shy of the fifty votes they need some gop lawmakers say that efforts to repeal and replace the affordable care act are pretty much dead a new survey shows that most medicaid beneficiaries are happy with their health care and pr allison kojak has more on a harvard university study at comes as lawmakers are debating whether to overall and cut back the health program for the poor and disabled the researchers looked at survey results for more than two hundred seventy thousand people enrolled in medicaid across the us almost half way of the program and nine or ten with ten being quote the best healthcare possible and the overwhelming majority said they're able to get all the healthcare they need michael barr net is the study's lead author nearly half of people are giving it nearly a perfect score that's pretty good right there aren't a lot of services that we guess we read give it a perfect score the steady counters some republican rhetoric for overhauling medicaid house speaker paul ryan has argued that many doctors don't accept medicaid patients leaving them without access to care allison kojak npr news washington thousands of rail commuters in new york and new jersey are bracing for a major delays starting today and piaggio rose reports on the summer long repair projects now underway at new york city's heavily traveled penn station after a series of derailments in the spring major track repairs are scheduled for the next two months that means a twenty percent reduction in the number of trains from new jersey and long island amtrak is also reducing train service between the oregon and washington.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:34 min | 4 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Twelve election when president obama was reelected and then i felt that this wall was going to have another four years debate gin and so you know i i had a watch my rhetoric quite a bit after twenty twelve election recognizing at the their parts of this law that we're going to have to be you know reformed them repaired retained other parts repeal but and so i think we have to step back from this but i i've been talking with democratic members who have told me that they they acknowledge least they want to fix things they they do we sat down and started astronauts ideas all right congressman charlie dental pennsylvania really appreciate the time hey thank you secret and then pierre's allison kojak who covers health policy in his covering this legislation is in our studios once again alison why did you hear there there was significant you know what i heard was really interesting sort of conciliation language the you don't hear a lot of republicans were democrats talking about working together he definitely the congressman doesn't seem to have the leadership on his side but he was saying he's having these conversations the democrats on how to repair the law and democrats have said if you could drop the word repeal maybe we can work something out and now i'm not sure that you're getting a lot of traction on that on either side of the but it's interesting to hear at least some people publicly coming out with that i'm wondering if this is one of those issues like mideast peace where it's hard to see in practical terms political terms how the two sides would get on the same page but if they sat down and talked about it the basic elements of the solution some of them any way a right there in front of both sides all i think it's very clear what some of the solutions could beat of repair these markets and improve how the healthcare works nobody he's saying.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:55 min | 4 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Steve inskeep in washington today senate republicans promised to show their work they've been secretly drafting a replace when for the affordable care act they are revising a bill that passed the house a bill the president trump is referred to in different ways on one day the president celebrated that measure the rose garden on another day he called the bill mean the measure was criticized for cutting back so much on health subsidies the tens of millions of americans would go off health insurance last night it i were the president suggested the senate version of this bill should be different and i think and i hope take guarantee anything but i hope will get a surprise you with a really good plan you know i've been talking about a plan with heart i should add some money to it while that raises a question for npr's allison kojak who covers this story out allison is the senate plan gonna have more money on more heart really can attract the house fell very closely and that's because they are using this complicated legislative maneuver to pass this bill without any democratic support and that's tied to the budget they if they can't increase the deficit any more than the house dead and so the senate doesn't have a lotta wiggleroom okay so there may be some changes we haven't seen the bill but the math suggests not grand changes and that makes us think at this moment before we have the senate bill about the house plan which for example says this was a major criticism if you're in your 50s if you're not making very much money you lose thousands of dollars and healthcare subsidies that you had previously can the senate change that very easily they can change that in that they can shift around where the subsidy there then i adding tons of many of the bill but they have promised to at least increase subsidies for the older population that the blow isn't quite as big as it would have been in the house bill and so oh what we're hearing is that rather than giving subsidies tech everybody which is the original plan in the house bill even wealthy that they may tie these subsidies.

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"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:56 min | 4 years ago

"allison kojak" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"They've been seek ridley drafting a replacement for the affordable care act they are revising a bill that passed the house a bill the president trump is referred to in different ways on one day the president celebrated that measure the rose garden on another day he called the bill mean the measure was criticized for cutting back so much on health subsidies the tens of millions of americans would go off health insurance last night in iowa the president suggested the senate version of this bill should be different and i think and i hope guarantee anything but i hope will going to surprise you with a really good blend you know i've been talking about a plan with heart i said add some money to while that raises a question for npr's allison kojak who cover bruce this story allison is the senate plan gonna have more money on more heart really gonna track the house bell very closely and that's because they are using this complicated legislative maneuver to pass this bill without any democratic support and that's tied to the budget they if they can't increase the deficit anymore madhouse dead and so the senate doesn't have a lotta wiggle room okay so there may be some changes we haven't seen the bill but the math suggests not graham the changes and that makes us think at this moment before we have the senate bill about the house plan which for example says this was a major criticism if you're in your 50s if you're not making very much money you lose thousands of dollars in healthcare subsidies that you had previously kansas senate change that very easily they can change that in that they can shift around where the subsidy there then i adding tons of many of the bell but they have promised to at least increase subsidies for the older population so that the blow isn't quite as big as it would have been in the house bill and so what we're hearing is that rather than giving sub cities everybody which of the original plan in the house bill even wealthy that they may tie these subsidies more to income and then make them more generous for people who are older talk which could cut the blow.

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