Mar 24, 2017|
Tommy talks to Gregory Koger, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, about the GOP healthcare bill.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Gregory culture joins us right now and elements of games. Gregory Kroger associate professor of political science. At the University of Miami joins right now on a bit of an expert on congressional procedure how you doing today. Oh. It. Tell me. From. Donald Trump calling for a vote and I'll I guess first off there is no legal. Obligation on the part of Paul Ryan to do that but you would think that. The speaker and the president would be on the same page considering there of the same party. Rich and corporations children's because. There's no more patient or right. But again but the party's stance Abbott and beat anyone that you ignore. And in their mind health care so it's gonna go to court so. It and the to go quickly and move on the next. So why. As steel and I we're talking about ages now I mean the Republicans had a problem with obamacare not only one. I Joseph's gal from the new Rawlins area voted Ford as a Republican he was the only Republican to vote for an answer because he was in. A seat that was some. Very favorable President Obama and he was trying to maintain a congressional seat which he subsequently lost. But why would the Republicans not have something ready to go and my win in almost be a surprise to him is in. Oh now we are pollen and president let's get something ready. What do you sit in street called fiction and let sitting in the case. Political. Or secure it can be a and it is very complex and difficult and compromise piece of legislation passed yet. So I didn't like them alive and being for or better. Could be tracked each and slowed and repeal and replace. But they never see what they wanted to quit because well actually begin the alternative plan on paper that he will be disappointed with the result is what we've seen month. So we is there a better alternative. You'll Obama Caro or are the factions within the Republican Party. Putting so many restrictions on her being so territorial that. Indeed you can't crafted data it's like over of the rubric skew with no solution almost. Portrait something better Egypt and now alt US. Experts together in the room probably on it works out better. Hear from it and the majority. Sixty but that it and the president's approval almost certainly. Can't unite the Republican Party ran in the event and didn't. Vote either people are going to be so much better. Oh right. Let me give you innings amp. Is this can make an analogy to a corporation. That is trying to find a policy that works for. Obama upper management middle management and and does its use of worker bees. So you get everybody together and they try to craft a system that help solve every although not everybody gets what they want. But in this case it's like each division is representing itself. And refuses to hear the other side I guess I'm saying is. Shouldn't Democrats and Republicans have gotten together and hammered out of billed for healthcare seven years ago or even today. It. They have been in the past year figure out what he wants. Exxon has. More about politics and policy. You Gregory and and Andy did this seems like something that you should approach from a pragmatic. Policy standpoint and not political and is that really what the problem is with Washington when you get right down to. Oh it. So. That people like here are out there and so. Suggest that people. Which is appalled that ultimately. The Democrat. And it's imminent aren't heard about the polls. Do you care act hold a lot better than here even lose and yet so. Which party can it can work on compromise that the. Here's the challenges. Ahead and order to agree. At the Sunnis have been repeated public did want to earn. Example when he took up. The people who. Tall order and so all parties it. You know better in their own interest to complain about what the other party has not. And other voters blame his blog that seems likable operation suddenly no maybe not suddenly but has become a dirty word and cooperation and collaboration there are being used interchangeably when in fact nation. And I mean collaboration with the enemy against them thing you know. Absolutely mute and we are. You know especially when nor eaten and in cooperation is. It can often interpreted incorrectly and people at the current small. And it is important that people don't always and I think that people understand. And requires operation that we completely packed with one. And that's what keeps your politician. Vent your oil we would like it. And it seems as though that's what politics has become in the United States and I would just ask you. From a history standpoint. It was there a turning point bird really got bad and how do we ever. Turn the other cornering give back to where cooperation is not a bad thing. Oh well so there's this earth there's partnership. Participant in the nineteen. But that didn't turn out of the culture towards. I want you you want a politician because art in and not want to be an. In the end here. It requires. It. I understand it to go and also whopper. When we had them. It. Ended. Gregory I appreciate your time your stream an Emmy we got to go talk to begin carrying. Are you cigarette decoder associate professor of political science University of Miami a.