Health Care Battle Redux

September 13, 2017

Just two months after the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare failed, the battle for a solution to the health care law ignited again Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) rolled out a new version of his massive and ambitious single-payer health care plan today called “Medicare For All.”

Earlier in the day,  Republican Senators – led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – pushed an opposing plan to give Affordable Care Act funding directly to states. President Trump immediately endorsed that idea.

Neither plan currently appears to be on the a fast track. Several powerful Democrats have already said they will not endorse the Sanders proposal, and it’s unclear Graham’s plan has the support it would need.

Former chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party Jennifer Nassour, New York Times reporter Farah Stockman, and Philip Johnston, a former head of the Massachusetts Democratic Party Philip Johnston joined Jim Braude to discuss.


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