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As Trump Urges Health Care Implosion, Congress Looks To Stabilize Insurance Markets

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to the crowd while attending a small businesses event in the East Room at the White House on Aug. 1, 2017 in Washington.
(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump waves to the crowd while attending a small businesses event in the East Room at the White House on Aug. 1, 2017 in Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Trump has threatened to end subsidy payments to insurance companies, putting pressure on a growing number of Republican lawmakers in Congress who want to take steps to stabilize the insurance marketplaces set up under the Affordable Care Act.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff), health policy reporter for Vox and co-host of the podcast “The Weeds,” about the future of the ACA as Congress heads into its August recess.

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