Editor's note: The following is a transcript of David Saltzman's recent conversation with Jessica Waltman for the ShiftShapers podcast. Here's a link to the interview: Repeal and Replace tanked in the Senate. Now what? – with Jessica Waltman

In Jessica Waltman's quarterly conversation with the ShiftShapers audience, she offers her unique perspective on what really happened on the Hill and where we go from here. We explore whether the 2015 clean repeal bill is still viable and whether single payer is inevitable.

David: Repeal and Replace didn't even come up for a vote in the Senate. So now what happens? And what do you need to know to advise your clients? We'll find out on this episode of ShiftShapers. It is time for our quarterly visit with Jessica Waltman. Jessica, as listeners know, is the Principal at Forward Health Consulting, but she's also our resident expert on all things legislative, political, and regulatory. By way of setting the stage, we are recording this on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. We never do that, but it's important, especially today, because this morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pronounced healthcare reform dead in the Senate. We've got loads to talk to Jessica about, but first, let's say welcome.

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