1/31 Families USA Health Action: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Wendell Potter & Ari Rabin-Havt

January 31, 2013

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, explained the chances of gun control passing through the Senate, why he opposes chained CPI, why we need more revenue to close the budget gap, why House Republicans will own the sequester and why Senator Whitehouse thinks filibuster the reforms agreed to by the Senate leadership are significant.

Insurance industry Whistle blower Wendell Potter explained how insurance companies are planning on ruining Obamacare’s health care exchanges, how the insurance industries profit from selling high premium low benefit policies, what health care reform got right, why the federal government does not have the power to control rate increases, why Obamacare is the end of the beginning of reform and how industry favors get into Congressional bills.

Ari Rabin-Havt, co-host of The Agenda, explained what happened with filibuster reform, why the Senate will probably run a bit better, why progressives may be well positioned, the three groups in the House Republican Caucus and why Republicans are terrified of negotiating.

On The Better Half: top executives at bailed out firms receive government approved bonuses, more thoughts on filibuster reform, Tennessee pushes “don’t say Gay bill”, law school applications plummet and your calls and IMs.

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