Alyson Hurt

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Health Care: Were The Risks Of Repeal Without Replace Too High?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Republicans' last-ditch attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act now and replace it later would have caused insurance rates to soar, and millions could have lost coverage within a year.


Who's In, Who's Left Out With The Latest Senate Health Care Bill

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tax breaks for the wealthy would be trimmed, and people would get the option to buy bare-bones plans. But big cuts in Medicaid and changes to coverage for pre-existing conditions remain.


CHART: CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million people would lose coverage with the Senate bill. That includes 15 million people on Medicaid, and others who could no longer afford insurance.


CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House bill, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.


Winners And Losers Under The House GOP Health Bill

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House eliminates taxes on corporations and wealthy people and shrinks Medicaid coverage. A chart breaks down who would be affected and how.


Maps Show A Dramatic Rise In Health Insurance Coverage Under ACA

Friday, April 14, 2017

The overall increase in the number of Americans with health insurance draws attention to counties where the uninsured rate is still high, many of them in states that chose not to expand Medicaid.


Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.


How America's Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn't Always Match Reality

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Border crossers, farm laborers, new arrivals from Mexico: There's no shortage of stereotypes about people living in the U.S. illegally. But the statistics tell a different story.


Oroville Dam Reached Capacity Faster Than Previous 16 Years

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Oroville dam is the tallest in the country and has a capacity of 3,537,577 acre feet. It went over capacity last week causing massive evacuations and bringing attention to its damaged spillways.


Team USA Lives Here: Where America's Rio Olympians Are From

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Is an Olympic athlete from your state? Use our search tool to find out. Nearly half of the U.S. team has ties to just five states — and 47 athletes were born in other countries.


What Team USA Looks Like: A By-The-Numbers Look At America's Olympians

Thursday, August 11, 2016

They vary widely, particularly by sport. We broke out some numbers that help describe the 554 U.S. athletes in Rio.


3 Hours In Orlando: Piecing Together An Attack And Its Aftermath

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Thanks to police and FBI records and witness accounts, it's becoming clearer — if still impossible to comprehend — what transpired in Orlando in the early hours of June 12.


Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The government has proposed new standards to lower emissions from coal-fueled power plants. But overall, the country is relying less on coal for power. In 40 states, use of coal as a power source (as a share of all power sources) has dropped since 2004. Many of these states are ...


The Iran Vote Explained, In 1 Infographic

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

This post was updated at 11:35 a.m. ET

Congress is back with a daunting must-do list. But its first order of business will be the Iran nuclear deal, as a deadline looms on Sept. 17. Even though the deal is basically done, as NPR's Ailsa Chang reports, Congress ...


Sweeping Or Skydiving? When Counting Calories It's All The Same

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Sure, playing in the women's World Cup burns a lot more energy than watching the women's World Cup. But the number of calories expended in sports and daily activities isn't always so obvious.

To figure it out, we dove into this database compiled by Arizona State University. It charts ...


A Look At Sports And Health In America

Monday, June 15, 2015

Play ball! Fore! Swish!

Americans love sports — watching them and playing them.

But as participants, Americans' relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports when they were younger. By the time people are in their late 20s, however, only 26 percent ...


Drinking Too Much? One-Third Of Americans Say Yes

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

"Alcohol use disorder" might not be a hashtag, and there's good reason. The term was created in 2013, when the DSM-5, the bible of mental health diagnoses, ditched the two distinct disorders of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in favor of one term: alcohol use disorder.

Whatever you call it, ...


Rise In Measles Cases Marks A 'Wake-Up Call' For U.S.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

After a few cases here and there, measles is making a big push back into the national consciousness.

An outbreak linked to visitors to the Disneyland Resort Theme Parks in Orange County, Calif., has sickened 67 people in California and six other states according to the latest count from the ...


Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives

Monday, July 07, 2014

Everyone seems to talk about feeling stressed out. But what's the reality of stress in America these days?

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll in March and early April to find out.

Our questions zeroed in on the effect ...


Big Deals: We Charted Billion-Dollar Tech Buyouts Since 2002

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lately, there have been so many billion-dollar tech acquisitions in the headlines that it's hard to keep them straight. We await Apple's buyout of Dr. Dre's Beats for $3.2 billion. YouTube is reportedly close to a purchase of the video game streaming service Twitch, for $1 billion. And ...