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Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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The Vermont Legislature has reached the midpoint of its current session.  The governor’s weekly press conference at the Statehouse on Thursday included a look at what progress has occurred since the session began in January.

Congressman Paul Tonko met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning, March 19, 2017.
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Republican leaders are planning a vote Thursday to repeal and replace much of Obamacare. Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko doesn’t think much of the plan. The Democrat met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning.

Ulster County Exec Issues Order Regarding Health Care

Mar 17, 2017
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The Ulster County executive has issued an executive order calling for a report on the public health impacts repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on the county’s residents. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports a public hearing on the topic has already been scheduled.

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Expressing alarm at what they characterize as 'draconian cuts' to the Medicaid program spelled out in the proposed American Health Care Act, a broad group of organizations from across New York have come together to create a campaign to highlight the importance of Medicaid funding to ordinary people.

Congressional Republican leaders and the White House are scrambling to salvage the proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act following a report from the Congressional Budget Office this week that found 14 million people would lose health insurance next year, and 24 million after 10 years.  Vermont’s at-large Democratic Congressman Peter Welch held a conference call Wednesday with Vermont hospital executives to discuss the potential impact of the GOP’s American Health Care Act.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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It turns out many Americans don’t want to lose the Affordable Care Act.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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“Repeal and replace” has itself been replaced when it comes to the Affordable Care Act.  

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Unclear Future For Health Care System

Jan 24, 2017
President Trump
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There are still many questions and uncertainties about what the future holds for the Affordable Care Act, under the new Congress and the Trump administration. For a look at some of the possible scenarios, WAMC News spoke with Dr. Terry Weiner, provost emeritus at The Sage Colleges, and now a political science professor at Union College in Schenectady.

The tour is stopping in communities across the country.
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Just an hour before Friday’s presidential inauguration, advocates, local lawmakers, health care professionals, faith leaders and impacted families turned out in downtown Albany to meet the National Save My Care Bus Tour for a rally opposing Republicans’ rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Is the Affordable Care Act on life support?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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The nation and its political leaders have been reacting to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the legality of federal tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the court’s liberal wing in a 6-3 configuration, the second major decision in favor of Obamacare during his tenure. Reaction has largely hued along party lines, with Democrats, including the president, hailing the victory and Republicans continuing to call for repeal, Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat, spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus from the House just after the decision went public.

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Connecticut’s online healthcare marketplace continues to tout its success in rolling out the Affordable Care Act. It’s using technological savvy to reach its current goal of enrolling 70,000 people in ACA recognized private or government funded plans.

Massachusetts Health Connector

The 90-day open enrollment period for people to apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act kicked off November 15th. Following Massachusetts’ website debacle last year, Governor Deval Patrick is signaling success this time around.

4/3/14 Panel

Apr 3, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Fort Hood
SCOTUS Political Donation Cap
Campaign spending polls
ACA Numbers
Texas Abortion lawsuit