This segment originally aired on The Diane Rehm Show on November 14, 2016.
Republicans in Congress have voted more than 50 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act without success. Now, they have an ally in President-elect Donald Trump, who promised on the campaign trail to “repeal and replace” the law. But over the weekend, Trump seemed to soften his stance. He told the Wall Street Journal he would consider leaving in place some provisions, including one that prohibits insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. Guest host Susan Page and guests discuss the future of President Obama’s signature legislation in a Trump administration and with a Republican congress.
- Julie Rovner senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News; author of “Health Care Policy and Politics A-Z”
- Susan Dentzer president and ceo, NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation), a non-profit think-tank
- Ceci Connolly president and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans; co-author of “Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All”