Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the latest on the Senate’s effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, and why it is so difficult to make popular changes, such as requiring insurers to cover people with preexisting health conditions.
Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week that they think you should read, too:
Julie Rovner: The Washington Post’s “The unexpected power of dentists” by Mary Jordan
Joanne Kenen: Politico’s “How health care bill could hurt a program beloved in Trump country” by David Pittman
Margot Sanger-Katz: Vox.com’s “California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth” by Julia Belluz
Paige Winfield Cunningham: Politico’s “How the GOP Medicaid overhaul could become the next fiscal cliff” by Jennifer Haberkorn and Rachana PradhanKFF Health News is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues and is one of the core operating programs at KFF—an independent source of health policy research, polling, and journalism. Learn more about KFF.
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