Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Podcast — February 20, 2017 at 9:49 am

Episode 20 – Don’t believe the hype! “Anyone who says ACA repeal is fait accompli is just wrong” wsg Andy Slavitt


The show notes for Episode 20 are at

STAT OF THE WEEK – Les Leopold at The National Memo – As the top 1% saw their incomes rise 198% from 1978 to 2015, the bottom half’s incomes DECLINED by 1%.

Laurel Raymond at ThinkProgress: Hundreds of Republican lawmakers aren’t holding town halls this recess

Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Republican Tim Walberg is hiding from and lying to his constituents, refuses to meet with them

Find a town hall meeting in your area (if there IS one) at the Town Hall Project website.

Adam Green & Stephanie Taylor at Huffington Post: House Democratic Leadership May Lose 2018 Opportunity

Chris Savage at Eclectablog: CHILLING: This is why we’ve been trying to warn the USA about Betsy DeVos – Destroying the wall between church & state

H.R. 610 – The Choices in Education Act of 2017

CHAFF OF THE WEEK: Trump Calls the News Media the ‘Enemy of the American People’

George Lakoff: #ProtectTheTruth

LOLGOP at The National Memo: We Need A Simple Way To Remind Everyone That Trump Is Ripping Us Off

LOLGOP at Eclectablog: If the Affordable Care Act is saved, it will happen THIS week

Peter Suderman at Major Blow to Obamacare Mandate: IRS Won’t Reject Tax Returns That Don’t Answer Health Insurance Question

Politico: Doubts grow that GOP can repeal Obamacare

INTERVIEW: Andy Slavitt on Twitter: @ASlavitt


Detroit Free Press: Water shutoffs to resume in Flint before spring

Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre from the album Zoolook.

The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage.