Congress and the Fate of a Public Healthcare Option

Congress and the Fate of a Public Healthcare Option

Polls show a majority of Americans support some type of a government-backed health insurance plan. A panel discusses the latest on including a public option and other possible twists and turns as healthcare legislation moves ahead in...

Polls show a majority of Americans support some type of a government-backed health insurance plan. A panel discusses the latest on including a public option and other possible twists and turns as healthcare legislation moves ahead in Congress.

Guests

Mary Agnes Carey

senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News. She most recently served as associate editor for CQ HealthBeat, a daily report on health care policy. She has also served as Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for CQ.

Carrie Budoff Brown

Health Care reporter for Politico.

Dr. Arthur Garson

executive vice president and provost of the University of Virginia and chair of the American College of Cardiology's health reform working group. He is a practicing pediatric cardiologist with a long interest in the uninsured.

Dr. Greg Bentz

chief medical officer at a community hospital, formerly a family physician in private practice.

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