A Look At Healthcare Policies Heading Into The Midterms

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The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington on Dec. 15, 2017. A burst of sign-ups is punctuating the end of a tumultuous year for former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Strong consumer interest around Friday’s enrollment deadline for 2018 was seen as validation for the program’s subsidized individual health insurance. But the Affordable Care Act’s troubles aren’t over. Even if full repeal now seems off the table, actions by the Republican-led Congress and the Trump administration could undermine the ACA’s insurance markets. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick) 

With immigration, North Korea and so much more going on right now, healthcare hasn’t been front and center in the news. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t on voters’ minds as we head into the midterms. In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released earlier this month, just under a quarter of voters, 22 percent, said that healthcare would be the most important factor deciding their vote. This hour, we’re talking about why healthcare could be one of the most important issues this fall.

Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Bridgit Bowden Guest
  • Ed Miller Guest