American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
Diane and her guests talk about rising health care costs, and proposals from President Bush and others for addressing the problem.
- Ron Pollack is Executive Director of Families USA, a national non-profit organization for health care consumers.
- R. Glenn Hubbard dean of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers 2001-2003, and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
- Julie Rovner health policy correspondent for National Public Radio, author of "Health Care Policy and Politics A-Z," and contributing editor for National Journal's CongressDaily.
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