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The GOP approach to Affordable Care Act: three lies and a government shutdown

The Republican Party continues their attacks on the Affordable Care Act--from death panels to a government shutdown.Full story

Wash Post’s Robinson: History shows when GOP shuts down government, they lose

  The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson joins Martin Bashir to discuss why Republicans can’t figure out that voters don’t like it when they shut down the government – and don’t buy the idea that a shutdown will be President Obama’s fault.

Bashir: GOP falsehoods drive health care attacks

  Martin Bashir pushes back on the latest conservative attempts to undermine President Obama’s signature Affordable Healthcare Act – both on TV and in Congress – are just examples of the Republican approach to healthcare: falsehoods and the hope of a government shutdown.

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  Howard Dean: Facts don’t matter to Republicans

NBC’s Kristen Welker reports on President Obama’s push for his agenda in advance of the House of Representatives August recess; then former presidential candidate and Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vermont, explains that no matter what the president says on healthcare, taxes and inequality, Republicans don’t c

  Defunding Obamacare defines GOP ahead of 2016

National Review’s Robert Costa and Bloomberg View’s Jonathan Alter discuss how 2016 politics are at play in the Republicans daily drumbeat against  Obamacare – and in Chris Christie and Rand Paul’s war of words flare-up.

  Innovation in an instant: Why some ideas take time to catch on

"Way Too Early" host Brian Shactman, Mike Barnicle and former senior advisor for the McCain–Palin campaign Nicolle Wallace discuss an article by Dr. Atul Gawande on why some innovative ideas develop more quickly than others. Gawande looks at the implentation of the Affordable Care Act as an example.

  More Americans want Obamacare repeal, but will that change?

President Obama spoke in Illinois and Missouri on Wednesday on the economy, and the president also dismissed some controversies surrounding his administration as "phony." The Morning Joe panel -- including former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt., -- discusses the president's speech as well as the Affordable

  Hospitals balance patient satisfaction with path to healing

The Affordable Care Act ties millions in Medicare funding to patient satisfaction. But the mandated patient surveys may have unintended consequences, critics say. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

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U.S. President Obama pauses as he speaks about the Affordable Care Act in Washington
U.S. President Obama pauses as he speaks about the Affordable Care Act in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act while in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while talking about the Affordable Care Act in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while talking about the Affordable Care Act in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act while in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)

Morgan Theriot listens to U.S. President Obama speak about the Affordable Care Act in Washington
Morgan Theriot listens to U.S. President Obama speak about the Affordable Care Act in Washington

Morgan Theriot, of Silver Springs, MD, listens to U.S. President Barack Obama speak about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act while in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)