End Of Health Care Subsidies To The Poor Is Another Blow To Obamacare

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: Late last night, President Trump took another swipe at the Affordable Care Act. The White House said it plans to halt monthly payments to insurers. These are payments that make it easier for low-income Americans to get health coverage. This came just hours after Trump signed an executive order weakening Obamacare by making it easier for small businesses to buy alternative types of health insurance. One of the architects of Obamacare was Dr. Zeke Emanuel, and he's on the line this morning. Dr. Emanuel, welcome. ZEKE EMANUEL: Nice to be with you. GREENE: Let me start with the subsidies. If they were to end, what happens? EMANUEL: Well, first of all, the estimates are that a million more...

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