On June 22 Ian spoke with Wendell Potter, who was chief corporate spokesman at CIGNA and head of corporate communications at Humana. He joined Ian to discuss what has emerged from secret behind-closed-doors negotiations and the unseemly rush to get something passed before it can be studied or scored to assess its impact. The goal seems to be to fulfill a Trump campaign promise so that Republicans can move on to the important work of “reforming” taxes to further enrich the wealthiest Americans like Trump and his family. Mitch McConnell is determined to get passed by the fourth of July holiday a grotesque perversion of patriotism that celebrates millions of his fellow citizens losing healthcare coverage in order to make a handful of Republican patrons even richer.
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