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Key players in the health care debate, from left: HHS Secretary Tom Price, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. (Getty)

Kaiser Health News reporters have gone on television and radio shows in recent weeks to help explain the politics and policy at stake in the debate over a Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Catch up here on all the chatter:

Congressional Budget Office score released: 24 million Americans may lose coverage, Congress’ official scorekeeper finds. Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, describes the practical impact of the Republicans’ health care plan to “On Point” host Tom Ashbrook. (March 14)

 

Health savings accounts debate revived: A crucial element of the Republican proposal, health savings accounts come with considerable tax breaks but mostly benefit the healthy and wealthy, Rovner tells “Here & Now” host Meghna Chakrabarti on WBUR. (March 13)

 

Some left behind by GOP bill: Who are the winners and losers of the GOP plan? KHN senior correspondent Mary Agnes Carey explains on “Politics Inside Out” on Sirius XM Radio. (March 10)

 

 

Seismic changes to Medicaid proposed: The American Health Care Act accomplishes a long-held Republican goal of scaling back Medicaid from all except the neediest poor, Rovner tells Judy Woodruff on “PBS NewsHour.” (March 9)

 

What is the American Health Care Act? Carey talks to Michael Smerconish of “The Michael Smerconish Program” on SiriusXM. Smerconish asks Carey, whom he calls the “health care whisperer,” to help listeners break down the GOP bill. Listen here. (March 9)

GOP tax credits raise cost to the elderly: Rovner talks to Judy Woodruff on “PBS NewsHour” about the impact on the individual market if the GOP plan becomes law: The criteria for tax credits shifts, with age becoming a greater factor than income. (March 8)

 

How the Republican health care plan could affect you: Two days after Republicans unveil their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Carey joins Politico’s Dan Diamond and Susan Dentzer of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation to discuss how the GOP plan could affect Americans on WAMU’s “1A” with Joshua Johnson. Listen here. (March 8)

American Health Care Act introduced: The day after House Republicans unveiled the American Health Care Act, Rovner discusses the legal restraints guiding what Republicans can repeal, and how, with the National Constitution Center. (March 7)

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