The Madeleine Brand Show for March 26, 2012

Republicans' vision for American healthcare

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Health Care Law

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Demonstrators for and against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act march and chant in outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today the high court, which has set aside six hours over three days, will hear arguments over the constitutionality of the act.

President Obama's Affordable Care Act has become has become a major issue in the presidential race. Republicans unanimously oppose the president's proposed healthcare legislation, labelled as "Obamacare."

Journalist Trudy Lieberman joins the show to discuss what the Republican candidates are proposing as an alternative and their vision for American healthcare. Also, whether or not the act is struck down by the Supreme Court will greatly affect the moves of the presidential candidates this fall. Lieberman shares her predictions for both parties' political strategies.


Trudy Lieberman is a contributing editor for the Columbia Journalism Review.

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