The Brian Lehrer Show

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Beyond Insurance: The Different Facets of ACA

Margot Sanger-Katz, health care correspondent for the "The Upshot" at The New York Times, discusses the many government programs that would be affected if the Affordable Care Act were to be struck down, including workplace lactation rooms, menu calorie information and more."Obamacare was a very friendly law for women who were lactating. Employers needed to provide a private space where women can pump breast milk at work," says @sangerkatz. "It also said that lactation counseling and breast pumps should be covered as standard insurance benefits." — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) July 11, 2019"They required chain restaurants to publish the calorie information about the food, if you go to a coffee shop and buy a muffin and you see — oh my god, that muffin has 400 calories — Obamacare made that a nationwide rule + applied it to a variety of settings," says @sangerkatz. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) July 11, 2019


 11 July 2019  35m