Mar 27, 2017|
What happened with the GOP healthcare bill? Tommy talks to Andy Smith, Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.
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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Unless you're in a coma you know by now Friday was not a great day for the administration. Although if you're gonna handle a major piece of legislation. Go down or go up in flames. Friday afternoons probably the time you wanted to Anthony Andes and joins us right now director of the University of New Hampshire survey senator morning Andy. Oh you take away from the events. Surrounding the failed attempt at the Republicans to repeal and replace obamacare. Well I think it shows what that is probably run into when you have political parties should that there are many factions and very difficult to get people on the same page. But secondly can get really point out to me is that trump and the Republicans. Are trying to figure out what each so each other. And acting quip. So publicized figured out now by not having that done is that. He doesn't have to deal with the Republican Pete king and deal with it Democrats and now he got elected as a Republican but he can he can do some work to work with Democrats as well people. Probably Sheehan tried to do more reaching across and it'll be tough. After all things Democrat but I think that case but. Democrats that we need trial. They can't get. The things that they've been trying to push through. Against our order to repeal obamacare particularly without trumps support but he didn't really put them enough I don't think of to leave them cross that line and directly negotiate democratic leadership really start to realize that they may not be a lot done. The camp start working on things pretty quickly leaked out from a democratic Republican leadership the republic Republican leadership if you. But the Republicans after which our movement. Through some legislation clearly the leader not because they don't have you know but two years or or so but the that. Political capital they have starts to wither away pretty quickly. Standard and start focusing on their reelection insert Berkeley. And believe it or not that's what I walked between 2018. Done and you know I aside column by somebody in it's probably terribly premature but if you look at. You've being in line except the president glory of him having coattails. Or wanting to be associated with them however you look at that is a Republican. Congressional candidate. I don't know Izzy Izzy up the it's hard to say lame duck he's not it's through a hundred days yet but. The may do we take a step back and look at this whole health care thing and analyze it and and ask you what it is that the president hopefully learned from that house. Well I think it could be hopefully learned is that you can't tell congress what to do not like a business that's O to the big eye opener that people. Heavily coming in from the business world that you can order those independently. Elected people with separate sources of power. Tell them what to do look the dealer and and brow beating only crowd brow beating doesn't usually work. That doesn't work prepared well and acting she's learned how to deal would probably learn. Are learning who can deliver in the liver in the house. Let alone the sentence that's a whole other animal that was in the house and the house believer not a one organ. Both of congress that is. Much more. Com sports carrier autocratic where the speaker usually get things done you want to. Bled to police certainly couldn't this time but the other thing to point out is that they've appealed. Health care deal such a big deal there original care bill as well as the repeal. That all the moving parts intact so many different people that. It is likely impossible to make something that's going to satisfy everybody this and so summit can get it. And just in the the American boxes Cortland it one final piece and through. We learned a lot about life. We learned a lot about him. The vote getting process. We learned a lot of bouts of very arcane rules. In obviously about the senate and in that house. So it's been certainly for me that's very interesting experience. Yea you know the rules. Tommy target of a W a 125 that of course president from. And they you can maybe make the case a guy that you know. Goes maybe your professional golf tournament now and they went into winning camping to blow up putting me ninety and ninety in tow it out of the under the tree and move to where when he talked about while those roles over. Andy Smith director of New Hampshire survey center I'd like for the people would call and let me know 2601870. What. Who they blame Republicans Democrats of the bill itself right now 43% each Republicans and Democrats fourteen for the bill itself. I would have to answer the Republicans because. I will as you this NC if it is an over simplistic question or not. And at age you gripe about this for seven years how did you not have a plan ready to go. How did you crafted in secret and in seventeen laid days later expect something this complicated to pass. Well crafted in secret. When that was one of the big complaint against the democrats' big but there or went forward and tell you tell them not on his beaded way to go about it. Well it's it's. It's not as unusual. Lately as you would might think for. Deals to be crafted by import people have been put forward to. The body that's not the typical way of doing Republican said that one of things they would do regular order which is. Matter of taking the bills started and subcommittee's work it through the community or being hearings on it. Then bring it to war but that was not done in this case shouldn't it's not done in part because they need. Some speed to get through but all because it's such controversial bill bullet speed needed mean he was rushed. Well they dispute these because you really don't have that first six months or the president to get these major pieces of legislation through before. Have a bit people start drifting off to worry about their own ability to get elected in the next election Torre got to get things were pretty quickly but. There was enough time to stake it held regular hearing. When the Democrats this Democrat to do intact the public. Student that was just you know not cooperate. And that wasn't surprised nobody expect Democrats to wage in the nobody expected for the Republican solution. Democrats that say about that piece of legislation to let them. Blame squarely at fall speed of Republicans but. Which Republicans. Is the issue they ought to impose none of them scooting to come to some sort general conclusions about what does it on the get a. Yeah I know I don't see they can blame Democrats. On news for this at all if anything you're gonna quiet about whole thing and Republican it is. Our date. Well. Olympic city regularly see you're enemy committing committed suicide this get a. That's what they did I mean and Republicans are themselves apart and a I'm member of the Democrats talking about gore sage. And drawn that line in the sand but at no point to really did I hear any opposition from the Democrats is healthcare bill is a new date and asked do visit. It didn't have a chance and beginning what is is portend for Donald Trump moving forward. DC's can move on that a tax cuts. Of the uterus intact but it's something that may be is less that is among. Republicans and they have better it's getting that true. It certainly can be mortgages between Democrats and Republicans believe or not. But I think that he's probably got a better chance of getting a tax policy troop plus with the can detect a true. He can claim victory they're much more easily done about anything claim victory but it's not like. Removal of the Affordable Care Act weird you have this new piece of legislation the Democrats that pain on. That yet that figure to get. That I think going to be the big problems that there's the terrors. No set expectations for what they do. So how via eight again explain to me IE can be against us or seven years. And not panel framework crafted door. Or maybe an alternative health care ability address the problems that you're constantly updating his new problems arise and you find ways. To solve the problems that obamacare RA is causing. Well one of the things whether things like that like students is that. You can understand a lot of what Oregon and Washington by remembering it just a few things in one of those things is that politics trumps policy. And by that I mean that day is if there's a time when. That's something is politically more powerful than and politically more valuable than policy that comes out the politics work in this case. I think beat the politics of just running against obamacare in 20020122014. To sixteen elections were very powerful Pope wasn't that the Republicans really want. Do anything with that they didn't have plans to do anything to do have to be such attempt to be key was the politics of it that was an appearance of its presence into a little bit like. What happens when the ball park kept. You know look I swear to goodness you read my mind that's exactly what I'm saying in handy when a dog catches a car all right you got it what do you do with it now. Have a good absolutely appreciate your time you know today art about Andy Smith director of the New Hampshire a service center at university New Hampshire.