PG63: Trump TV?, Clinton Deposition, Obamacare Woes, Fighting for 15

This week’s show starts with a look at the latest shakeup in the Trump campaign. Is Donald Trump still trying to win, or is he putting the pieces in place for a media network to challenge Fox? Next, it’s a look at Hillary Clinton’s continuing email problems, and the questions she’s being forced to answer – after the election. Then The Guys talk about Obamacare, which seems to be reeling after Aetna announced it would be dramatically pulling back its involvement in Obamacare exchanges. Is this the beginning of the Obamacare ‘death spiral’ conservatives have long predicted, or can President Obama’s signature policy achievement be salvaged? Finally, Mike and Jay take a look at what happened in Seattle more than a year after the city’s $15 per hour minimum wage ordinance went into effect.

4 thoughts on “PG63: Trump TV?, Clinton Deposition, Obamacare Woes, Fighting for 15”

  1. Just wanted to drop by and give props for the Radiohead reference… never would have guessed a conservative would even know who they are 🙂 (See how you are enriching people’s understanding of the other side?) Thanks for what you do!

  2. When discussing Obamacare you never looked forward and addressed if Obamacare doesn’t work what do we do? The Aetna/Humana alliance will only give us more of the same: consolidation of power, drive for more profits, and reduction in coverage and increased prices for people. Free market economics in the health insurance sector, isn’t a pathway to better health care for the most people. We already have numerous historical examples of what happens to people when power and wealth are concentrate (think Teddy Roosevelt-era). So if not a free market approach, then what?

    1. It’s a tough political problem, but from a strictly policy standpoint I’d argue that almost every other advanced country has, if not solved it, done a lot better job than we have. Our crazy-quilt of multiple middleman insurers and non-competitive incentives throughout the system is the worst of all possible worlds. My preference would be for eliminating most insurers and going to a system that looks a lot like what they have in the UK. But that’s politically impossible, of course.

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