Race And Charlottesville, Effects Of Medicaid Expansion

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This weekend’s deadly attack by a white nationalist in Charlottesville was a reminder that race remains a divisive issue in America. We discuss the attack in the context of the racial and political issues America is still grappling with. We also hear how Medicaid expansion reduced reliance on federal income aid, and what could happen as health care moves into an uncertain future.

Featured in this Show

  • Analysis Of The Violence At Charlottesville

    On Saturday, white supremacists and others gathered for a “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia. Counterprotesters met with the group and taunting led to shoving, and after that brawling. Then a car plowed into a group of counterprotesters, leaving one woman dead and 19 others injured. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency. In total, at least 34 people were injured in the clashes. We talk to a national race relations expert about what happened over the weekend and how the nation can start addressing racial tensions.

  • UW Study: Fewer People On Federal Income Assistance After Medicaid Expansion

    The Affordable Care Act, or Obamcare, expanded Medicaid access to more Americans, which has cost the government billions of dollars. But a new UW study says that by expanding Medicaid coverage, the government is saving money in other areas. We talk to a co-author of the study that found that Medicaid expansion led to less reliance on federal income assistance.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Chad Dion Lassiter Guest
  • Marguerite Burns Guest

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