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Republicans have embarked on a deranged quest to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a bill that everyone but Paul Ryan seems to hate. Three times a week, Slate reporters Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann will discuss the latest twists and turns in this bizarre legislative saga and update listeners on how worried they should be about the future of health care

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Republicans have embarked on a deranged quest to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a bill that everyone but Paul Ryan seems to hate. Three times a week, Slate reporters Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann will discuss the latest twists and turns in this bizarre legislative saga and update listeners on how worried they should be about the future of health care

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I can't believe you gave up! You were THE best...

By Romethesecondtime - Aug 09 2017
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And the issues are still with us. Can you come back once in a while?

Necessary listening

By yumiph - Jul 18 2017
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Knowledgeable and understandable. A podcast that everyone should listen to.

iTunes Ratings

52 Ratings
Average Ratings
42
5
0
2
3

I can't believe you gave up! You were THE best...

By Romethesecondtime - Aug 09 2017
Read more
And the issues are still with us. Can you come back once in a while?

Necessary listening

By yumiph - Jul 18 2017
Read more
Knowledgeable and understandable. A podcast that everyone should listen to.
Cover image of Trumpcare Tracker

Trumpcare Tracker

Updated 4 days ago

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Republicans have embarked on a deranged quest to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a bill that everyone but Paul Ryan seems to hate. Three times a week, Slate reporters Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann will discuss the latest twists and turns in this bizarre legislative saga and update listeners on how worried they should be about the future of health care

Rank #1: Why Mitch McConnell Flinched

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Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann discuss Mitch McConnell’s surprise decision to delay the Senate vote on health care reform. Was the CBO score the final nail in the coffin? What side deals can McConnell make to persuade the holdouts in his party? And should Democrats be nervous that Obamacare is about to be repealed?

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Jun 28 2017
17 mins
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Rank #2: An Assault on Medicaid

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Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann take a close look at the health-care bill Republican senators released on Thursday. Jim describes the scene on Capitol Hill, then they talk about what surprised them about the proposed legislation and assess its chances of passage.

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Jun 23 2017
15 mins
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Rank #3: How the GOP Bill Will Harm the Disabled

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Jordan Weissmann talks with Harold Pollack, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago, about the devastating effects the Republican health care bill will have on disabled Americans and other vulnerable citizens. In recent weeks Pollack has written about how Trumpcare will probably kill thousands every year and why Americans with disabilities should be terrified by the legislation. (Jim Newell is on vacation.)

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Jul 05 2017
23 mins
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Rank #4: Counting the No Votes

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Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann read the entrails of GOP senators’ statements in an attempt to calculate if Republicans have enough votes to get their health care bill passed. Then they look at waivers—might they really allow states to use health care funds on stadiums or anything else?—and assess the effectiveness of the Republicans’ six-month lockout to encourage young, healthy people to maintain continuous insurance coverage.

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Jun 26 2017
17 mins
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Rank #5: Is Trumpcare Doomed?

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Jim Newell is joined by Vox reporter Dylan Scott to discuss how a week in their home states affected Republican senators’ attitudes toward the health-care bill. Is there any hope for the legislation when the most common feelings are ambivalence or fervent opposition? (Jordan Weissmann is on vacation.)
Email: trumpcaretracker@slate.com

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Jul 10 2017
15 mins
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