Health care: President Joe Biden wants every legal resident to have insurance

A crowd listens to speakers at a Health Care Prayer Rally sponsored by the group LA Voice, an interfaith community organization that unites people from diverse backgrounds to improve the quality of life, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hollywood, California, August 11, 2009. Photo by REUTERS/Fred Prouser

One of the major challenges facing President Joe Biden is a health care crisis — and not just COVID. The pandemic has only highlighted the shortcomings of our health care system and the deep inequities built into it. Biden’s health care agenda centers on beefing up the same law he helped usher through Congress more than a decade ago as vice president — the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). 

Credits

Guest:
Jonathan Cohn - Senior National Correspondent at Huffington Post, where he writes about health care politics and policy; author of “The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage” - @CitizenCohn

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Angie Perrin, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Bennett Purser