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Podcast: The GOP's Path To 'Repeal And Replace' May Not Be So Easy

By Kaiser Health News  
   November 16, 2016

Republicans who have voted for years to repeal the law now have their chance to enact a replacement. Medicare and Medicaid might also see major changes under a GOP-controlled White House and Congress.

This article first appeared November 16, 2016 on Kaiser Health News.

MARY AGNES CAREY: Hi. I'm Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News. Along with our partners at The Lancet. I'd like to welcome you to an analysis of what the 2016 election results mean for health care.

Starting in January, Republicans will control the White House and both chambers of Congress. After promising to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, president-elect Donald Trump has said he'd now like to keep some elements of the law.

Republicans who have voted for years to repeal the law now have their chance to enact a replacement. Medicare and Medicaid might also see major changes under a GOP-controlled White House and Congress.

Joining me here at the Kaiser Health News studios in Washington are Julie Rovner, a KHN senior correspondent, and Margot Sanger-Katz, a domestic correspondent at The New York Times, where she covers health care for The Upshot.

Joining us from The Lancet's editorial offices in London is Richard Lane, the medical journal's web editor.

Thanks to everyone for joining me. Appreciate it.

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Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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