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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Abortion Politics Front and Center  

By Editor - Thu Oct 07, 2:07 pm

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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , Stitcher , Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Abortion, an issue that has mostly been simmering under the surface lately, is taking center stage in fights at the Supreme Court, in Congress and in the states, as the fate of legalized abortion in the United States hangs in the balance. Meanwhile, Congress flirted with disaster as it appeared unlikely to meet deadlines to approve a series of budget bills, including an extension of the federal government’s lending authority. But lawmakers found ways to extend programs long enough to continue negotiating through the fall. This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of KHN, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Johns Hopkins, Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post and Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet. Among the takeaways from this week’s episode: As Democratic lawmakers seek to reduce the cost of the president’s $3.5 trillion plan to boost health and other domestic programs, they are wrestling with whether to cut the number of programs they fund but still give them full support or to keep a wider range of initiatives but fund them for fewer years or at lower levels

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Abortion Politics Front and Center

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