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Basic Black: Shopping For Obamacare


October 4, 2013


This week on Basic Black, Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, began on October 1st.  The signature legislation of President Obama's administration went live online, with millions attempting to access the applications.  Although its launch was marked by a government shutdown and systems crashing under the weight of consumers eager to learn more, will this health insurance marketplace become a defining moment of President Obama's legacy?  And will the marketplace be the answer to the health care problems of those who need it most?


Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, TV and radio host, WGBH
- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, assistant professor of writing, Emerson College
- Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University