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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mitt Romney said almost half of Americans don't pay federal income taxes. We look at the numbers behind his remarks. Plus, under health care reform, Medicaid stands to get a whole lot bigger when millions of poor people are added to the docket. So when the feds offer states money to cover the expansion, taking it seems like a no-brainer, right? Not so much. We tell you why at least five governors are saying thanks, but no thanks. We explore why oil prices plummeted yesterday and a Ford executive talks about marketing cars to today's youth.

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