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Insurance Insecurity: The Future of the ACA and an Alternate Model

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Our show is all about systems.

Bringing you stories about the people running systems, those affected by systems, and often, people trying to change systems.

So we thought it fitting to end season two by examining the ultimate system, one that can literally make the difference between life and death: The healthcare system.

We know, it’s a doozy.

Most importantly, it’s likely to undergo a huge change now that we have a new president and congress intent on repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act and re-engineering the way healthcare is delivered in the country

So on this episode, we ask two questions

  • How is all the uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act rippling out from patients to doctors to insurance companies?


  • How would a group of people exempt from the ACA, who don’t even believe in health insurance go about trying to set their own system?

In this episode, we hear reports from two health journalists – St. Louis Public Radio's Durrie Bouscaren and KBIA's Bram Sable-Smith about the many, many many changes undergoing the healthcare system right now.

Kameel Stanley co-hosted and co-produced the We Live Here podcast—covering race, class, power, and poverty in the St. Louis Region—from 2015 to 2018.
Tim Lloyd was a founding host of We Live Here from 2015 to 2018 and was the Senior Producer of On Demand and Content Partnerships until Spring of 2020.

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