FULL SHOW: Health Care Debate, 'The Death of Expertise,' Toll Transformation

June 22, 2017

Senate Republicans have revealed their plan to do away with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The proposal would repeal the individual mandate to buy healthcare and cut Medicaid – although at a much slower rate than proposed in the House bill. It would also eliminate nearly all of the taxes put in place under Obama’s signature healthcare law, cut Planned Parenthood funding for one year and it would give states more freedom to decide which benefits to cover. Renée Landers, law professor and director of the health law concentration at Suffolk University, Joshua Archambault, senior fellow on health care policy at the Pioneer Institute, and Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor and architect of Obamacare and Romneycare. joined Adam Reilly to discuss.

In Tom Nichols’ new book, “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters,” he argues the rise of the internet has made people a little more informed, but a lot more confident in their own opinions – at the expense of experts like himself. He joined Adam Reilly to talk about it.


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