The latest on the Affordable Care Act

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Guests: Margot Sanger-Katz and Robert Town

It’s been more than 5 years since the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, came to be. In some ways it’s working as planned: the uninsured rate has fallen and more than 16 million previously uninsured people gained coverage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But insurance companies aren’t so happy: UnitedHealth Group, the country’s largest health insurer, is pulling out of many ACA markets next year. And many insurance companies are asking to raise their premiums for 2017 at double-digit rates. We’ll talk about all that and what the future holds for the ACA, with MARGOT SANGER-KATZ, the Health Care Correspondent for The New York Times’ Upshot blog, and ROBERT TOWN, the Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Professor of Health Care Management at The Wharton School.

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