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.


Jim Rutenberg - New York Times - @jimrutenberg, Anya Rader Wallack - Vermont Governor's Office, Peter Suderman - Reason magazine - @petersuderman, Jonathan Cohn - Senior National Correspondent at Huffington Post, where he writes about health care politics and policy; author of “The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage” - @CitizenCohn

Warren Olney

Andrea Brody, Darrell Satzman, Sonya Geis