Is This Finally the Moment for Healthcare Reform?

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President Obama says healthcare costs are the biggest obstacle to economic recovery, and a powerful coalition of interest groups has been assembled. The President wants reform enacted before Congress goes home in August, but devilish details are not yet resolved. Insurance companies are all in favor of mandatory coverage, but an optional public plan could drive them away from the table. Some consumer groups won't support anything but a single-payer plan. We look at policy options, politics and efforts at cost control.

Credits

Guests:
Richard Kirsch - National Campaign Manager, Health Care for America Now, Robert Zirkelbach - Spokesman, America's Health Insurance Plans, Margaret Flowers - Steering Committee member, Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care, Alex Wayne - Bloomberg News - @aawayne

Host:
Warren Olney