So, that happened: This week, President Barack Obama announced his full-throated support for "net neutrality," a term that basically means "don't let Comcast turn the Internet into a dystopian mess" -- unless you're Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and then you think it's "Obamacare for the Internet."
Listen to this week's "So That Happened" below:
Some highlights from this week:
"He is either taking the stupid pills, or more likely knows what to say to get the rubes all freaked out about Obama changing the Internet." -- Jason Linkins
Speaking of, this weekend marks the beginning of another period of Obamacare enrollment. Health care reporter Jeff Young joins the podcast to tell consumers -- old and new -- what they need to know about buying insurance from the health care exchanges. (Starting at around the 14:15 mark.)
"We're just talking essentially about helping big companies win some more customers and making sure that a few million people don't have to live in constant fear of being bankrupt if they get sick." -- Zach Carter
Finally, we'll talk about the latest threat to the Affordable Care Act: a daffy legal case that threatens to end the subsidies that Obamacare customers are using to -- you know -- continue staying alive. (Starting at around the 23:48 mark.)
"It doesn't help that we're still politicking and arguing about the merits of something that's been law for four and a half years." -- Jeff Young
This podcast was edited by Ibrahim Balkhy and sound engineered by Brad Shannon, with assistance from Christine Conetta, Chris Gentilviso and Adriana Usero.
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