We are within the 12 days of Christmas and Congress returned to cut a surprising budget deal. Music to our ears, however, we still lose nearly a trillion a year, and the healthcare reform law will add more spending over time. Meanwhile the executive branch continues to experience challenges, but the website has seen improvement, and enrollment numbers in the federal exchange are around 360,000 with a long ways to go. On this week’s show all of those subjects are covered and another U.S. Senate candidate, a few calls and laughs, along with plenty more premium information on the Affordable Care Act.
Introducing U.S. Senate Canidate Ben Sasse
United States Senate Candidate, Ben Sasse, joined the program to visit about the ACA and the economy. Mr. Sasse is currently the President of Midland College in Fremont, NE and has spent serious time inside the beltway as a political appointee working in the Department of Health and Human Services. The lively conversation features his thoughts about ObamaCare and some of his ideas for fixing our troubled system and bending the cost curve. This is certainly an interview you do not want to miss.
Reaction and Headlines
The main stream media has been relentless in pursuing stories about the healthcare law. Most of the things being reported now were discussed previously on America’s Healthcare Challenge. In our upcoming season finale we will play several clips that turned out to be true and profile the best interviews from the year.
More Fun on AHC
In this segment, more on the wires and a caller brings the heat with a rant about the Iranian hostage making the headlines and poses whether the government cares about our health.
Final Thoughts and Moving Forward
Our final observations and what we can expect in the upcoming week.
Nearly every news network is utilizing the model of America’s Healthcare Challenge to cover the drama that is rapidly becoming referred to as ObamaCare in the media and public. Cable networks are employing call in segments, national experts and local authorities on this issue. This week’s episode of AHC has all of the above and more.