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Full Show: What Happens In Houston If Obamacare Fails, And What Drives Local Auto Sales (Aug. 17, 2017)

Will Obamacare indeed fail if no further action is taken? And, if so, what affect could it have on Houston patients and the local healthcare industry? Houston Matters talks with two local healthcare experts. Plus: we examine what causes new auto sales in the region to rise and fall.

On Thursday’s edition of Houston Matters: President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers failed to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act, and Pres. Trump has said we should let Obamacare “fail.” But will it indeed fail if no further action is taken? And, if so, how will it affect Houston with its large sector of healthcare providers?

We discuss what the future of the Affordable Care Act might look like in Houston with two guests: Dr. Vivian Ho, director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, and Dr. Tim Garson, director of the Texas Medical Center’s Health Policy Institute.

Also this hour: We discuss what might be causing new vehicle sales in Houston to rise and fall. And we learn why one Houstonian started a record company in the age digital streaming and downloads.

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