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    • Big Pharma’s Nightmare: Trump Crossing the Aisle to Curb Drug Prices

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The pharmaceutical industry, pilloried by President Donald Trump for the past two years, is war-gaming for the possibility its worst fear is realized: that Democrats, if they flip control of the House, find common ground with the president to rein in drug prices.

    "Big Pharma’s Nightmare: Trump Crossing the Aisle to Curb Drug Prices" is from the October 20, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Repeal of Health Law Faces a New Hurdle: Older Americans

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act have encountered a new obstacle: adamant opposition from many older Americans whose health insurance premiums would increase.

    "Repeal of Health Law Faces a New Hurdle: Older Americans" is from the March 05, 2017 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Key Figure in Health Law's Fate Hails From State That Embraced It

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 8 mins
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    When Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon visits his expansive district, which swallows two-thirds of a very blue West Coast state, his constituents grouse amiably to their longtime Republican congressman about environmental regulations and federal lands policy.

    "Key Figure in Health Law's Fate Hails From State That Embraced It" is from the February 25, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Paul Ryden.

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    • Trump Concedes Health Law Overhaul Is ‘Unbelievably Complex’

    • By: Robert Pear, Kate Kelly
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
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    President Donald Trump, meeting with the nation’s governors, conceded Monday that he had not been aware of the complexities of health care policymaking: “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.”

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    • Obama Fights for Health Law as Republicans Stand Firm on Vow to Repeal

    • By: Glenn Thrush, Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The bitter divide over the fate of the Affordable Care Act played out at the highest levels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama urged Democrats on Capitol Hill to fight to maintain his signature domestic achievement while President-elect Donald Trump warned Republicans to let Obama’s imperiled program “fall of its own weight.”

    ""Obama Fights for Health Law as Republicans Stand Firm on Vow to Repeal" is from the January 04, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Glenn Thrush and Robert Pear and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Warns House Republicans: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats

    • By: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Thomas Kaplan, Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    “I’m going to come after you,” Trump told Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a prime holdout and the chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, a hotbed of concern about the legislation, according to several people in the room who described his comments on condition of anonymity because the session was private. “I believe Mark and his group will come along, because honestly, a loss is not acceptable, folks.”

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    • Health Law’s Repeal Could Raise Costs and Number of Uninsured, Report Says

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving other parts in place, would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year and could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 32 million in 10 years, while causing insurance premiums to double over that time.

    "Health Law’s Repeal Could Raise Costs and Number of Uninsured, Report Says" is from the January 17, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Senate Takes Major Step Toward Repealing Health Care Law

    • By: Thomas Kaplan, Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Senate Republicans on Thursday took their first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, approving a budget blueprint that would allow them to gut the health care law without the threat of a Democratic filibuster.

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    • New Trump Rule Rolls Back Protections of the Health Care Law

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Trump administration announced a sweeping new rule Tuesday that will make it easier for small businesses to band together and set up health insurance plans that skirt many requirements of the health care law, offering lower costs but also fewer benefits.

    "New Trump Rule Rolls Back Protections of the Health Care Law" is from the June 19, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Years of Attack Leave Obamacare a More Government-Focused Health Law

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The Affordable Care Act was conceived as a mix of publicly funded health care and privately purchased insurance, but Republican attacks, culminating this month in the death of a mandate that most Americans have insurance, are shifting the balance, giving the government a larger role than Democrats ever anticipated.

    "Years of Attack Leave Obamacare a More Government-Focused Health Law" is from the December 26, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Congress Moves to Stop IRS From Enforcing Health Law Mandate

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Congress is moving to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing one of the more unpopular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

    "Congress Moves to Stop IRS From Enforcing Health Law Mandate" is from the July 03, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Democrats Appeal to Republicans: Alter Obama’s Health Law, but Don’t Gut It

    • By: Thomas Kaplan, Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Well before Republicans seized control of Washington, moderate Democrats and Republicans in the Senate had begun exploring ways to change the law, tempering its effects on small business, examining lower-cost insurance options and changing how quickly subsidies to help purchase insurance policies would phase out with rising incomes.

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    • Obama Offers Ways to Improve His Health Care Law

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Obama Offers Ways to Improve His Health Care Law" is from the July 12, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Senate Republican Leaders Vow to Begin Repeal of Health Law Next Month

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Senate Republican Leaders Vow to Begin Repeal of Health Law Next Month" is from the December 06, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • House Challenge to Health Law Could Raise Premiums, Administration Says

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "House Challenge to Health Law Could Raise Premiums, Administration Says" is from the May 16, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Cabinet Choice Drafted Remake of Health Law

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Cabinet Choice Drafted Remake of Health Law" is from the November 30, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Medicare for All or State Control: Health Care Plans Go to Extremes

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Liberals and conservatives in Congress were planning on Wednesday to set forth two radically different proposals for health care: a huge expansion of Medicare, which would open the program to all Americans, and a rollback of the Affordable Care Act, which would give each state a lump sum of federal money with sweeping new discretion over how to use it.

    "Medicare for All or State Control: Health Care Plans Go to Extremes" is from the September 13, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Medicare and Social Security Trustees Warn of Shortfalls

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Medicare and Social Security Trustees Warn of Shortfalls" is from the June 22, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Proposed Medicare Changes Focus on Cost of Drugs

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Proposed Medicare Changes Focus on Cost of Drugs" is from the April 18, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • New Guidelines Nudge Doctors on Giving Patients Access to Medical Records

    • By: Robert Pear
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "New Guidelines Nudge Doctors on Giving Patients Access to Medical Records" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Pear and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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