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Monday politics: Previewing Inauguration 2017, plus Trump promises ‘insurance for everybody’




Workers prepare the West Front of the US Capitol for the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump January 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Workers prepare the West Front of the US Capitol for the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump January 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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President-elect Donald Trump will be formally sworn in on Friday as the 45th President of the United States.

But the spectacle of the Inauguration extends far beyond the ceremony itself. Also planned for the days leading up to and following Friday’s ceremony are a smattering of parties, protests, and rallies that will draw tens of thousands from all over the country to Washington D.C. Local protests are also being planned in many major cities around the U.S. and a list is forming of Democratic lawmakers who are boycotting the inauguration and won’t be in attendance.  

Staying inside the Beltway, Republicans in Congress moved one step closer to repealing the Affordable Care Act, passing a bill on Friday that would end the law. Amid concerns about what would replace the ACA, Donald Trump told the Washington Post in an interview this weekend that there would be ‘insurance for everybody,’ though he didn’t get into much detail about what that meant and how it would work. Here in California, Governor Jerry Brown is warning of the negative impact repealing the ACA would have on Californians, especially the 13.5 million who take advantage of MediCal.

Guests:

Dan Diamond, author of POLITICO Pulse, a daily briefing on health care politics and policy; he also hosts POLITICO’s Pulse Check podcast

Lanhee Chen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and former policy director for the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign; he tweets @lanheechen

John Iadarola, host and creator of ThinkTank, part of The Young Turks Network; he also serves as a weekly co-host for The Young Turks weekly live show; he tweets @johniadarola