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Sen. Lamar Alexander on how to build a health care bill

Episode Summary

The Senate HELP Committee chairman touts his sweeping new health care legislation and reflects on what works, and often doesn't, in Congress.

Episode Notes

Lamar Alexander is one of the most powerful senators on health care. The Tennessee Republican leads the HELP Committee, which steers much of the key health legislation, and he's now pushing a wide-ranging bill that he says will lower health care costs.

Alexander sat down with POLITICO's Dan Diamond to discuss his new health care package, what he's learned from guiding bills through Congress and how he would fix the Senate — if he could.