Republicans Say They Have An Answer For Sick People: High-Risk Pools09:42
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by GOP House members, speaks after the House pushed through a health care bill, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
President Donald Trump, accompanied by GOP House members, speaks after the House pushed through a health care bill, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Before the Affordable Care Act, if someone had a serious illness and was turned down for insurance, they could turn to the high-risk pools run by many states to get coverage.

Republicans now want to bring those pools back. Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with Kaiser Health News correspondent Julie Rovner (@jrovner) for more on what they are.

This segment aired on May 8, 2017.

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