Selena Simmons-Duffin

Selena Simmons-Duffin appears in the following:

Examining Trump Administration Aims To Change Disability Benefits

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A fact check of Monday's comments made on Morning Edition by Russell Vought, acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, about proposed changes to disability benefits.

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For Kid's Coughs, Swap The Over-The-Counter Syrups For Honey

Saturday, February 08, 2020

For parents desperate to calm a kid's hacking cough, so the whole family can get some sleep, turns out there's evidence that a common kitchen ingredient works better than OTC medicine.

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What Trump Said About Health Care, And What He Is Likely To Do

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

President Trump had a lot to say about health care policy in the State of the Union address. How might he act on it?

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What We Learned From Trump's State Of The Union Address

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Republicans loved the made-for-television moments in President Trump's third State of the Union speech as he made his case for reelection. Democrats did not.

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Trump Administration Clears The Way For Medicaid Block Grants

Thursday, January 30, 2020

States can now apply to set up their Medicaid program with capped funding from the federal government. With this move, the administration delivers on a long-held conservative goal.

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Medicare for All? A Public Option? Health Care Terms, Explained

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Democratic presidential candidates and the pundits who discuss them throw out a lot of terms describing plans for a new and improved health care system. But what do they all mean?

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'Concierge' Medicine Gets More Affordable But Is Still Not Widespread

Monday, January 13, 2020

The model, which gives patients direct access to their doctors and longer appointment times, is proving hard to scale up.

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down ACA Mandate

Thursday, December 19, 2019

An appeals court has ruled the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, but stopped short of striking the whole law down.

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Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules ACA Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional, but stopped short of saying that the whole law is invalid.

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Government Extends Open Enrollment For ACA Health Plans, But Only For 36 Hours

Monday, December 16, 2019

The deadline for enrolling in health plans on HealthCare.gov was supposed to be Sunday. But the federal agency in charge reopened the sign-up period, after an outcry over technical glitches.

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House Passes Bill To Bring Down Price Of Prescription Drugs

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The House of Representatives is expected to approve a bill Thursday that aims to lower prescription drug prices. Some elements have Republican support. But the bill faces an uncertain Senate future.

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The House Just Passed Its Prescription Drug Plan — Here's What's In It

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lawmakers Thursday passed a bill to rein in drug costs. President Trump has vowed to veto it. But the plan shares a lot with other bipartisan efforts. Here's how it would work.

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Prescription Drug Pricing Gets A Vote

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Speaker Pelosi's landmark prescription drug legislation is slated to get a vote in the House Thursday. It's a sweeping bill on an issue voters care about, but it's unlikely to become law.

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Clarifying The Vocabulary That's Surrounding The Medicare For All Debate

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates are debating Medicare For All, but that term isn't a good descriptor of the plans being put forth. Clarifying this health care vocabulary helps the debate.

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White House Announces Program To Distribute Free HIV-Prevention Medication

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

The White House announced Tuesday it will begin distribution of free HIV-prevention medication to people without prescription drug coverage. It's part of Trump's plan to end HIV in the U.S. by 2030.

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Several Injured In Terrorist Incident Near London Bridge

Friday, November 29, 2019

London's Metropolitan Police said they shot a suspect after responding to an incident Friday afternoon near London Bridge.

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Future Of Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Remains Uncertain

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The summer kicked off with a blitz of government activity to end surprise medical billing, but lobbying, impeachment, and policy arguments have left the future of the legislation up in the air.

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America's 'Shame': Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Five U.S. territories say if Congress doesn't quickly allocate more funding for their Medicaid programs, they will be forced to make brutal triage decisions that will likely cost American lives.

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Open Enrollment For 2020 Obamacare Has Begun

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

This year the federal health insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov has a few new bells and whistles. (This piece initially aired on Nov. 3, 2019 on Weekend Edition Sunday.)

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Trump Wants Insurers and Hospitals To Show Real Prices To Patients

Friday, November 15, 2019

Two regulations announced Friday take aim at health care prices. One, to affect patients by 2021, addresses hospital rates. The second, a proposal, would require more upfront clarity from insurers.

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