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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Health Care Act

Claire McAndrew of Washington, left, and Donny Kirsch of Washington celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, after a the court’s ruling on health care, Thursday. (AP)

Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the basic provisions of the federal health care overhaul law, handing President Obama a huge victory. Our focus today: what this means for health care consumers in Massachusetts and how this decision affects the local politics of health care and the election this fall.

Guests:

  • Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog
  • Jim Roosevelt, President and CEO of Tufts Health Plan, also serves as chairman of the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
  • Meredith Rosenthal, professor of Health Economics and Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health
  • Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, instrumental in the federal individual mandate part of the health care law
  • Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts from 1975–1979, 1983–1991
  • Richard Tisei, Republican candidate for Congress in the Massachusetts 6th District
  • Lyle Denniston, veteran Supreme Court reporter for WBUR and SCOUTSblog

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