Obamacare premiums: October surprise?

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This week the Obama administration announced that more than 11 million consumers in the federal exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act will see their healthcare premiums jump by an average of 25 percent next year. In some states they could even double. As October surprises go, this week’s news should count as a boon to Republicans eager to gut the Obama administration’s prize legacy. But this election isn’t like any other. Guest host Barbara Bogaev explores how faltering health exchanges are playing on the campaign trail, and gets a status report from parts of the country where Obamacare is actually working as planned.

Credits

Guests:
Dan Diamond - Politico reporter investigating health care politics and policy - @ddiamond, Jim Capretta - American Enterprise Institute - @aei, Anthony Wright - Health Access California - @healthaccess, Daniel Derksen - University of Arizona, Tucson

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Paul von Zielbauer, Gideon Brower