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President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders have been working overtime to convince those among their own ranks to vote yes on a controversial proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Breaking with his party, Governor Charlie Baker sounded the alarm yesterday in a letter to the state’s congressional delegation, saying that if the GOP American Health Care Act were to pass, the state is estimated to lose $1.5 billion in federal revenue by 2022. The funding blow to Mass Health – the state’s version of Medicaid - would force hundreds of thousands of people to lose insurance. Joining Jim Braude ( @jimbraude ) to discuss the political and policy implications of the health care proposal are Don Berwick ( @donberwick ), who was in charge of Medicare and Medicaid for President Barack Obama when the Affordable Care Act was being phased in, and Heather Cox Richardson, a professor of pollical history at Boston College.
Jim Braude on the Greater Boston set.

Jim Braude delivers news with local depth and local perspective through conversations with the people who bring Boston to life.

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Jim Braude on the Greater Boston set.

Jim Braude delivers news with local depth and local perspective through conversations with the people who bring Boston to life.

Click here for the Greater Boston livestream.

Weekdays at 7 p.m. on WGBH 2

Jim Braude

Jim Braude

@jimbraude

Jim Braude is the host Greater Boston and co-host of Boston Public Radio.

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