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Roughly Speaking podcast: Maryland AG calls Trump's action on Obacamare 'perverse, irrational' (episode 310)

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  • As Maryland health insurance officials scramble to get the word out about open enrollment starting Nov. 1, they and other state regulators are facing a big messaging challenge -- how to convince the public to buy insurance when the president does everything in his power to undermine Obamacare and create marketplace chaos.On today's show: Expert explanations and analysis of President Trump's executive order to cut federal subsidies that lower the cost of deductibles for lower-income people insured under the Affordable Care Act. And Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh calls Trump's action to end the subsidies 'perverse' and 'irrational.' Our guests:
  • 3:49: Jonathan Weiner, professor in health care policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  ➤Jump to this segment
  • 16:09: Jay Hancock, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News.  ➤Jump to this segment
  • 29:15: Brian Frosh, Maryland attorney general, who has joined other state attorneys general in suing the administration over ACA funding.  ➤Jump to this segment

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