Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey and CQ Roll Call's Emily Ethridge discuss the latest developments on Capitol Hill. For instance, fights over defunding the health law remain at the center of legislative battles eight days into a federal government shutdown and just a week before the nation hits its debt ceiling (10/9). Listen to the audio or read the transcript.
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