Bob Collins

Bob Collins writes the News Cut blog for MPR News. He joined MPR in 1992. He served as broadcast editor and coordinated MPR's political coverage until 1999, when he was asked to direct MPR's foray into online journalism. He previously was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company in Massachusetts, and national desk editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York. He also was editor at WHDH in Boston, where he received the Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigation into the Boston mob scene. Bob is a private pilot and is building his own airplane.

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Report: New health care repeal bill protects Congress

ay what you will about Obamacare -- and you will -- but it was a fine declaration in it that put members of Congress and the federal government under its provisions. If we had to live with it, they had to live with it. Vox reports today that a new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare will protect members of Congress, their families, and their staffs from being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. The rest of America? You're on your own.