Healthcare Reform: Competition and the 'Public Option'

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Last night, ABC News televised a so-called “town hall” from the Obama White House.  Today on Capitol Hill, committees were meeting both in public and behind closed doors while thousands rallied on the streets outside. It was all about healthcare reform, and debate is focused on quality, cost and proposals for a government-sponsored alternative to private insurance, the so-called “public option.”

Credits

Guests:
Drew Armstrong - Healthcare Reporter, Bloomberg News, Richard Kirsch - National Campaign Manager, Health Care for America Now, Michael Cannon - Cato Institute - @mfcannon, William Allison - Sunlight Foundation - @bill_allison, Wendell Potter - author and former health insurance executive - @wendellpotter

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner