Obama Enlists GOP Governors in Healthcare Debate

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The Obama White House is reaching out to prominent Republicans for support on healthcare reform. Former Senate Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, George Bush’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger are among them, as is former Republican, now Independent, Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York. Meantime, some conservative Democrats have warmed to a "public option," not provided by Washington but by the 50 states. They didn’t think to do it all by themselves. Ceci Connolly reports on national health policy for the Washington Post.

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Guest:
Ceci Connolly - National Health Policy Reporter, Washington Post

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Sonya Geis