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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Now What?

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In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, and Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News discuss what happens now in the wake of the apparent demise of the Republican-only repeal and replace efforts for the Affordable Care Act.

Californians Breathe Easier After Repeal Efforts Collapse

KHN Morning Briefing

The state, which has fully embraced the Affordable Care Act, would have been particularly hard hit if the law had been rolled back. Media outlets report on reactions out of Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Connecticut, as well.

Nearly Two-Thirds Of Americans Want To Keep Or Modify Obamacare

KHN Morning Briefing

The Reuters/Ipsos poll also finds that voters want Congress to turn to other issues. Still, the results fall largely along party lines with just three out of 10 Republicans saying they wanted to keep or modify the law. Meanwhile, the most recent failure of Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act relieved some Americans.

By Watching GOP’s Efforts, Democrats Just Got A New Playbook On Passing Single-Payer

KHN Morning Briefing

Democrats have been watching how Republicans used the reconciliation process to get their legislation close to the finish line. Under slightly different circumstances, Democrats are realizing they might be able to use it. “In 2009, what we consistently got from Democratic senators was: Hey, reconciliation was a procedural can of worms. We don’t want to go there,” said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Republicans have made very clear that you can go there and push your ideas into law.”

The Death Knell Came With McCain’s Thumbs Down, But The Path To Failure Was Quite Long

KHN Morning Briefing

A ruling party that never expected to win. A conservative base long primed to accept nothing less than a full repeal. An overpromising and often disengaged president with no command of the policy itself and little apparent interest in selling its merits to the public. These are just a few of the reasons experts cite on why the Republicans failed. The New York Times and other media organizations take a deep dive on what went wrong. (And in the case of Democrats — what went right).