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Photo: Congressman Bernie Sanders addresses a healthcare rally, January 15, 2017

Brexit details and European reaction to Trump 6 MIN, 32 SEC

Brexit really means Brexit. That was made clear today by British Prime Minister Theresa May in a speech to European Union ambassadors in London — with the emphasis on slowing the rate of immigration. "The message from the public before and during the referendum was clear: Brexit must mean control of the number of people who come to Britain from Europe, and that’s what we will deliver."

Jeremy Cliffe, a columnist for The Economist, based in Berlin, says the move could come at the cost of some prosperity.

Guests:
Jeremy Cliffe, The Economist (@JeremyCliffe)

Replacing Obamacare: Easier said than done 32 MIN, 47 SEC

In the past six years, the Republican Congress has repealed the Affordable Care Act many times, but President Obama would never sign it. Now, with their own President about to take over the White House, Republicans have begun the process all over again. But having the power doesn't mean they can do it, especially when Donald Trump seems to want universal healthcare — at government expense. Customers give Obamacare mixed reviews, while experts warn that continued uncertainty may drive insurance companies out of the market. We hear about the need for mandates and coverage for pre-existing conditions, as the GOP pushes for health savings accounts and other alternatives. 

More:
Trump's 'insurance for everyone,' Obamacare replacement plan
CBO on how repealing portions of the ACA would affect health insurance coverage, premiums
Harvard analysis of Obamacare, rising worries over cost
Rovner on CBO, Joint Committee on Taxation analysis of GOP healthcare plan
Ginsburg on importance of retaining ACA provision of employer-sponsored healthcare plans
Cannon on how Trump could fix our healthcare system while cutting taxes

Stock trades by HHS nominee raise ethics questions 10 MIN, 22 SEC

Georgia's Republican Congressman Tom Price will face a Senate Committee tomorrow as Donald Trump's nominee as Secretary Health and Human Services. But he's already facing charges that he may have engaged in a pattern of ethical violations — or even broken the law. Sam Frizell, political reporter for Time magazine, explains.

Guests:
Sam Frizell, Time (@Sam_Frizell)

More:
Schumer on Price maybe having already violated the law

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