Episode 2: Obamacare Confusion

January 19th 2017

ATTN: Staff

With Republicans in Congress and President-elect Donald Trump racing to repeal Obamacare, there's been a lot of talk about the people who voted for Trump, but also depend on Obamacare. This seems like a contradiction: Why would someone whose benefited from Obamacare vote to elect a president whose promised to repeal it?


It's complicated, and on this week's episode of the "Got Your Attention" podcast, ATTN:'s Omri Rolan, Dave Fonseca, Sarah Gray, and Mike Vainisi get into why Obamacare is such a confusing issue.

They also talked about Salt Bae, Lindsay Lohan's possible conversion to Islam, avocado packaging, and a theory that President-elect Trump meets the clinical criteria of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

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Podcast notes.

Read more about the stories we did (and didn't) talk about this week on "Got Your Attention."

  • The New York Times delves into women who voted for Donald Trump.
  • Reporter Libby Watson makes an important point on Twitter.
  • Chelsea Handler blames the Kardashians for Trump's presidency.
  • Who is Salt Bae?
  • Lindsay Lohan deletes all of her Instagram photos and uses the phrase "the world is bigger than five."
  • B Street pulls out of playing at Trump inauguration festivities.
  • Ayelet Waldman explains her "acid errands" to the New Yorker and the Atlantic.
  • This avocado packaging ignited a debate on Twitter.
  • A medical student at Stanford will fill your veins with the blood of young people for a one time easy payment of $8,000, Business Insider reports.
  • Paste Magazine describes how so-called "Berniecrats" took over California's political machine.
  • In a story re-posted to Quartz, story author Nell Ziehl, who explains that she is writing “personal experience dealing with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) in my family,” talks about how to cope with NPD.
  • Rapper T.I. posted about the unexpected consequence of celebrities meeting with Donald Trump in an open letter on Rolling Stone.

What is the "Got Your Attention" podcast?

If you've ever wondered how the staff pitch and select the stories that you read or watch at ATTN:, we're giving you an inside listen. ATTN: Media is excited to announce "Got Your Attention," a podcast where ATTN: staffers compete to have their pitches accepted by our host — while also unpacking some of the week's most important headlines.

The game is simple: Three ATTN: staff members — Senior Social Trends Editor Omri Rolan, Lead Editor Dave Fonseca, and Senior Editor Sarah Gray — pitch their best stories to our host and Head of Editorial Mike Vainisi. If Mike picks their story, they get a point, and the four discuss the story.