Healthcare Reform and California; LAUSD Ends Inter-district Transfers
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Healthcare reform was an uphill battle for the President and Democrats in the Congress. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, will Republicans be the real winners, or will the bill turn out to be a lot more popular than expected? With likely to feel healthcare reform more than most other states, and Nancy Pelosi has emerged as a principal architect. We hear more on the Speaker from San Francisco and her impact. Plus, the LAUSD says kids going to schools in other districts will have to come back.
Banner image: Surrounded by Democratic House members, (L-R) House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), George Miller (D-CA), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and John Dingell (D-MI) applaud as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) stands up after she signed the Senate Health Reform bill March 22, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Healthcare Reform: Will a Milestone Turn Into a Millstone? ()
Two months ago, healthcare reform seemed all but dead, and there was talk that, despite Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, President Obama might be unable to govern. Late last night, he proclaimed that his party had overcome partisanship, special interests, cynicism and fear in passing the healthcare overhaul.
- Judy Chu: Congresswoman (D-CA)
- Lawrence O'Donnell: former Democratic Chief of Staff, Senate Finance Committee, @Lawrence
- Rich Galen: Communications Strategist, then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, @richgalen
- Barry Friedman: Vice Dean, New York University Law School
How Will Healthcare Reform Impact California? ()
As we reported last week on this program, 8 million Californians – 25% of the population -- are without health insurance, which means that California is likely to be impacted more than other states by healthcare reform. Crucial to pushing through a thorough reform package is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. We hear how reform will impact the state and one of its most tenacious representatives.
- Victoria Colliver: Staff Writer, San Francsico Chronicle
- Steve Kornacki: Political columnist, Salon.com, @SteveKornacki
Parents in Uproar as LAUSD Ends Inter-district Transfers ()
Some 12,200 students who live within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District have chosen to attend other public schools outside. Not any more. Unless they’re in senior status -- 5th, 8th or 12th grades -- or their parents work outside the District, they’ll have to come back to the LAUSD. We hear from the assistant superintendent in charge if inter-district permits and a parent of children enrolled in a neighboring school district.
- Rene Gonzalez: Assistant Superintendent for Health and Human Services, LAUSD
- Nancy Chand: Parent of children attending school in Culver City
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