Medical Care and Political Confusion

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Republicans who once warned about "death panels" are now telling Democrats to stop frightening old people with "Mediscare." But Newt Gingrich says the country's not ready for Paul Ryan's privatization plan, and some Republicans who voted for it are having second thoughts too. Meantime, the former Governor of Massachusetts is trying to explain why "RomneyCare" looks so much like "ObamaCare." And the State of Vermont is about to embark on its own program of "universal coverage," the ultimate public option. We try to sort it all out.

Credits

Guests:
Jim Rutenberg - New York Times - @jimrutenberg, Anya Rader Wallack - Vermont Governor's Office, Peter Suderman - Reason magazine - @petersuderman, Jonathan Cohn - Huffington Post - @CitizenCohn

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Darrell Satzman, Sonya Geis