Oct 8, 2020

Health care, ACA front and center in VP debate

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Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris discussed the fate of the ACA. Plus, the health care industry has seen job losses, even during a pandemic. And, the millions of dollars flowing into preelection legal battles over voting.

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Pence, Harris spar over the future of the ACA in VP debate

Harris said the Trump administration would take away Obamacare's protections for people with preexisting conditions.
"President Trump and I have a plan to improve health care and protect preexisting conditions for every American," Vice President Mike Pence said. But he did not offer any further details.
Eric Baradat, Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Despite the pandemic, some jobs in health care have declined

Oct 8, 2020
And with the rise in the use of telemedicine, some job losses, specifically in administrative services, may be permanent.
Doctors and nurses confer in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland.
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Political parties, outside groups pour resources into preelection legal fights

Oct 8, 2020
They're spending tens of millions of dollars in court, fighting down to the wire over absentee and mail-in ballot rules.
According to the Standford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, there are more than 300 of these cases in 44 states.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director