With Republicans set to control both the presidency and Congress in just two weeks, the future of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement — the Affordable Care Act — has been thrown into question, with the law’s repeal looking like a real possibility.
So on Friday morning, Vox’s Ezra Klein and Sarah Kliff sat down with President Obama to talk Obamacare. They asked the president about what he thinks the law has achieved so far, where it’s fallen short, what lessons he’s learned, and the challenges Republicans will face as they make their own attempt to reform the health care system.
What’s more, Ezra and Sarah interviewed the president in front of an audience drawn from Vox’s Facebook community for Obamacare enrollees. These enrollees have shared their experiences with the health law — both good and bad — to help us better understand what’s at stake here.
The policy stakes of this moment in Washington, as Republicans push to repeal Obamacare, are incredibly high. Consequences of decisions made in the next few weeks and months could shape millions of Americans’ lives.
Naturally, Vox will be covering all of the latest developments on the political and policymaking fronts — check out our explainers on the GOP’s “repeal and delay strategy” and the Senate’s budget reconciliation process. But we’ll also zero in on how these changes could play out in people’s lives, as Sarah did in her recent reporting about Obamacare enrollees in Kentucky.