The Gist: Obamacare updates with Phil Galewitz, and Catholics in congress.

Are There Any Real Catholics in Congress?

Are There Any Real Catholics in Congress?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 24 2015 6:33 PM

Are There Any Real Catholics in Congress?

If Trump is calling Jeb Bush low energy, then the pope would be lucky to come in third in Iowa after that speech.

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Pope Francis after his speech in a joint meeting of Congress on Sept. 24, 2015.

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Listen to Episode 343 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, we take the vitals on the current state of health care in America. The number of uninsured has dropped dramatically, but are the struggling state exchanges and co-ops a cause for concern? Phil Galewitz from Kaiser Health News joins us for an Obamacare checkup. For the Spiel, are any Catholic members of congress both anti-death penalty and anti-abortion?

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.