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Can Republicans gut Obama’s health care law?




The U.S. Capitol is seen through bare trees on January 7, 2011 in Washington, DC.
The U.S. Capitol is seen through bare trees on January 7, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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House Republicans are planning to approve a bill tomorrow that aims to repeal Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act. The move is part political theater given that Democrats still hold a majority in the Senate. But Republicans can still carve into it by challenging the law’s implementation and backing court challenges. Public opinion on the health care reform law is still divided but the latest polls show waning support for repeal. Will the GOP be able to get enough support to tweak the bill to suit their agenda? Can any changes improve the health care situation in America?

Guest:

Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies at CATO

Jamie Court, President of Consumer Watchdog and author of The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell