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On PBS NewsHour, Kathy Castor says in last 24 hours GOP health care bill has ‘gotten even worse’

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House Republicans plan on a second go around Thursday with the American Health Care Act. it’s anyone’s guess whether it will pass.

Whether it will pass is anyone’s guess.

On Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff interviewed Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor on her thoughts about the GOP proposal.

Castor told Woodruff that over the past 24 hours “the bill has gotten even worse,” specifically when it added provisions that can allow states to make it prohibitive for patients with pre-existing conditions to get health care coverage.

Watch below (Castor’s interview comes at the 5:40 mark).

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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