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The Political Junkie: ACA Faces Fresh Repeal Effort

Donald Trump makes first speech to the UN
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AP Photo - 2017
President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.

After multiple failed attempts by Republican leaders to repeal the Affordable Care Act, GOP lawmakers are back with their newest repeal effort. The Graham-Cassidy bill would cap funding to Medicaid, and many opponents say it would leave millions of people without healthcare coverage. 

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about whether or not the latest repeal effort stands a chance. Stasio and Rudin also break down President Trump’s first official speech to the United Nations General Assembly and discuss the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. 

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.