Affordable Care Act troubles: local experts weigh in

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Because of the Affordable Care Act mess, calls to repeal Obamacare are back with us. So are demands to change the A.C.A by delaying the individual mandate, letting people keep their current health insurance, or putting off the entire Affordable Care Act for a year of two. But whatever happens, the rollout of Obamacare has had major problems. Technical trouble when the HealthCare.gov web site refuses to work correctly. Truthful trouble when President Obama repeatedly told Americans they would be able to keep their current health insurance. Political trouble when congressional hearings into the problems degenerate into partisan pie fights.

Meanwhile, millions of Americans who want and need health insurance don't know where to go or what to do.

That's the topic of this entire edition of the Jaco Report. Charles Jaco talks with two of the nation's leading health care experts who happen to be here in St. Louis.

First is the head of the Missouri Foundation for Health, Dr. James Kimmey. He’s executive in residence at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice.  Charles also sits down with Dr. Timothy McBride, a health policy analyst and leading health economist from Washington  University.