March 3 - A Special Broadcast from Capitol Hill on the Possibility of the Supreme Court Gutting the Affordable Care Act

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Today we broadcast from Capitol Hill, just across the street from the Supreme Court where people are gathering for tomorrow’s very important hearings on the Affordable Care Act which went through a near death experience with Chief Justice John Roberts saving it.  Now the conservatives have a second bite at the apple with a case that has been brought by the four justices who voted to strike down the Affordable Care Act the last time. 

 

We begin with Ian Millhiser, a Senior Fellow at the Center of American Progress and the author of Injustice: The Supreme Courts History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted.

 

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Then we hear from Michelle Schwartz, the Director of Justice Programs at the Alliance for Justice.

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Then we hear from David and Mary Tedrow who are American Citizens who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act and are now faced with the alarming prospect that the improvements in their lives and welfare could be taken away by the Supreme Court.

 

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Then finally we hear from Stuart Eizenstat, a former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Jimmy Carter’s Domestic Policy Advisor and Deputy Treasury Secretary under former President Bill Clinton. He provides us with a long history of attempts to bring about health care culminating with the Affordable Care Act. 

 

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