The Madeleine Brand Show for June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act upheld in court

Today, the Supreme Court upheld the controversial Affordable Care Act, with Chief Justice Roberts swinging the vote to 5-4. It's expected to have a huge ripple effect for everyone involved in health insurance, from the commercially-insured and uninsured, to hospitals and insurers.
Rick Santorum Campaigns On Steps Of U.S. Supreme Court
Christina Bellantoni, politics editor at PBS News Hour, joins the show to discuss the potential political fallout from the expected Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
UCSF Cancer Center Uses Latest Technologies To Battle Cancer
State Senator Ed Hernandez is Chair of the Senate's Health Committee, and has introduced legislation to implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act's health care reforms in California. He talks with Madeleine about what will happen in California, now that the health care law has been upheld.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Rom
Today's Supreme Court ruling was a disappointment for many conservatives, who hoped that the entire 'Obamacare' plan would be repealed, or at least the individual mandate.
Children's Hospital Class Aims To Help Youth With Obesity Issues
The Supreme Court has upheld the President's health care law. The Affordable Care Act will now be allowed to proceed, making it the biggest change to the health care system since the creation of Medicaid and Medicare in the 1960s. What does that mean for you and me? Here to tell us is Dana Goldman. He's director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.
President Obama Speaks At Nat'l Association Of Latino Elected Officials Conference

The health care act and President Obama's legacy

Now that the Affordable Care Act, what will it mean for President Obama's legacy? Historian Allan Lichtman joins the show to discuss the historical context of the health care bill.
Los Angeles Dodgers v Oakland Athletics
Randy and Jason Sklar, hosts of comedy and sports podcast "Sklarbro Country," and History Channel's new show, "United Stats of America," join the show to talk about the latest in the sports world.
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