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ACA on the Docket & Political Prospects of Single Payer

September 7, 2018  |  By: NAHU


The calm of the August recess receded as Washington, D.C. came back to a roar this week. The Senate began the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while cases over the ACA’s constitutionality and cost-sharing reduction payments shared in the healthcare headlines. On this week’s episode, NAHU’s Marcy M. Buckner and Chris Hartmann join the Healthcare Happy Hour to unpack the week’s legal and political news, look ahead to a big week for NAHU’s issues in Congress, and delve into the politics of single-payer and Medicare for All on the heels of yet another primary election upset and growing support for legislation according to recent polling. The episode also previews the forthcoming “employer week” in Congress and the outlook for passage of many of NAHU’s priority legislative issues.

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