Your Call's Media Roundtable: The rise of the far-right in Germany & the Republican war on Medicaid

Sep 29, 2017

  On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss Germany’s election results. For the first time in Germany's postwar history, a far-right party managed to enter Parliament. The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party won 12.6% of the vote.

We’ll also talk about the Republican Party's latest failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by proposing deep cuts to Medicaid and subsidies. Even though the bill died, the Trump administration is gutting the existing law. What’s next? 

Guests:

Trudy Lieberman, award-winning journalist, past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists, and long-time contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review 

Eric Reguly, European bureau chief of The Globe and Mail

Web Resources:

The Globe and Mail: Merkel victory marred by rise of Germany’s far-right party

CJR: Health-care debate is a ‘wake-up call’ for Medicaid coverage

NPR: Now What? 5 Looming Challenges For The Affordable Care Act