Healthcare: Policy and Partisan Politics

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Some 40 Democrats and Republicans joined the televised healthcare summit today, with President Obama asking not where they differed but where they agreed. The President began today’s summit claiming that politics has trumped common sense. The Republicans responded that restructuring 17% of the economy is too ambitious for a single 2400-page bill. Will a rare chance for voters to see elected officials tackle the details of substantive issues make any difference on Capitol Hill or in this year’s elections?

Credits

Guests:
Janet Hook - Wall Street Journal - @hookjan, Ruth Marcus - Columnist, Washington Post, Gary Langer - Langer Research Associates and ABC News - @garylanger, John Feehery - Feehery Group - @JohnFeehery, Anna Greenberg - Vice President, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal, Darrell Satzman