SCOTUS Reviews Healthcare: Day One

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The US Supreme Court today began an almost unprecedented three days of hearings on President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Passed without a single Republican vote, so-called "Obamacare" is designed to bring America closer to universal health coverage. Who are the uninsured? What is it like to live without coverage? Employer-provided insurance is on the decline. How come? Would the Affordable Care Act (ACA) make things better or worse? We get the background as the court prepares to take on a case that could affect millions of people, including voters in an election year. (Special thanks to KCRW volunteer Gideon Brower for production assistance.)


David Savage - Los Angeles Times - @davidgsavage, Stan Brock - Remote Area Medical, Chapin White - Center for Studying Health System Change, 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, Doug Holtz-Eakin - American Action Forum - @djheakin

Warren Olney

Anna Scott, Frances Anderton