Congress Lurches toward Healthcare Reform

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As Congress grapples with five different proposals for healthcare reform, the nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund reports that Americans are dying too soon. Despite spending vastly more than other industrialized countries, the United States is near the bottom and falling further behind when it comes to so-called "preventable deaths" from diabetes, epilepsy, stroke, influenza, ulcers and pneumonia.

Credits

Guests:
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, Henry Aaron - Brookings Institution - @BrookingsInst, Emily Friedman - independent health policy and ethics analyst, Megan McArdle - Washington Post - @asymmetricinfo

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Sonya Geis