Obama Steps Up Obamacare Push

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A 21-hour filibuster by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has failed, but Republican protests against Obamacare continue on Capitol Hill. Obsession with the Affordable Care Act may leave less than a day to decide whether to shut down the government on Tuesday of next week. But even if that were to happen, Obamacare enrollment would begin on that same day. We hear how the options will differ from state to state. The campaign to persuade uninsured people to sign up is already under way, and so is the campaign to persuade them not to. Particular targets are the young and the healthy. Will medical insurance be more affordable? Will there be enough doctors? 

Credits

Guests:
Sarah Binder - Brookings Institution - @bindersab, Noam Levey - Los Angeles Times - @NoamLevey , Mary Agnes Carey - Kaiser Health News - @maryagnescarey, Ron Bonjean - Rokk Solutions - @RonBonjean

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Anna Scott, Evan George