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OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Jul 28, 2017

Paul Ryan said it best back in March: “Obamacare is the law of the land.” On Friday, for the first time in months, millions of Americans woke up with the comfort of knowing that their healthcare will remain intact. After a nail-biting week and multiple last-ditch efforts by Republicans to strip people of their coverage, Democrats snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress and one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, unpacks how we secured this victory, and what’s next for healthcare (because is this fight ever really over?). Later in the show, Jeremy shares what we all missed while we were paying attention to healthcare. And finally, Stephen Pimpare explores how movies have portrayed poor and homeless people throughout history, and why their portrayals matter.