Jul 20, 2017

07/20/2017: Repealing Obamacare, by the numbers

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The Congressional Budget Office has calculated the costs and benefits of repealing Obamacare, but not replacing it. An estimated 32 million people would be left uninsured. On today's show we'll take a look at what the release of these figures mean for the GOP's health care strategy. Afterwards, we'll talk with APM Reports about the Trump administration's infrastructure plans, and then discuss a class-action lawsuit filed by the Disability Rights Advocates against Uber over wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

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Disability rights advocates sue Uber over inaccessibility

Jul 20, 2017
Disability Rights Advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber.

Digital platforms expected to lift Visa’s third quarter earnings

Jul 20, 2017
Visa is set to report third-quarter earnings today after market close and all signs are pointing to good news.

The cost of repealing — but not replacing — Obamacare

Jul 20, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office has released its latest calculations. What does this means for the GOP's health care plans?
Pedro Rojas holds a sign directing people to an insurance company where they can sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
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07/20/2017: The line between free speech and propaganda

Jul 20, 2017
In Paris, 25 senior economists and public officials from about two dozen countries recently met behind closed doors to talk about how the world economy is doing. One of them: Diane Swonk from DS Economics. She shared some good news (the rest of the world seems to be doing better) and bad news (these gains have caused negative undercurrents in political elections). Afterwards, we'll look at how companies are trying to allow free speech, while blocking propaganda from terrorist organizations like ISIS at the same time.

The Congressional Budget Office has calculated the costs and benefits of repealing Obamacare, but not replacing it. An estimated 32 million people would be left uninsured. On today’s show we’ll take a look at what the release of these figures mean for the GOP’s health care strategy. Afterwards, we’ll talk with APM Reports about the Trump administration’s infrastructure plans, and then discuss a class-action lawsuit filed by the Disability Rights Advocates against Uber over wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC