Congress Lurches toward Healthcare Reform

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President Obama says healthcare reform is "closer than ever," conceding what everybody knows, that there's still "a long way to go." There remain five different versions of the biggest government undertaking in 44 years, three in the House and two in the Senate. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi must reconcile their respective committee reports to produce massive bills, hundreds of pages long, for debate and amendment. What's common to all five proposals and what are the major differences?  What about coverage, cost, affordability and the "public option?"

Credits

Guests:
Jonathan Cohn - Huffington Post - @CitizenCohn, Henry Aaron - Brookings Institution - @BrookingsInst, Emily Friedman - independent health policy and ethics analyst, Megan McArdle - Bloomberg View - @asymmetricinfo

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper