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The Sound of Ideas

Health Care Roundtable

Posted Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Health Care Roundtable As part of his effort to convince the American public there’s no time to delay in overhauling health care, President Obama travels to Ohio Thursday for a “town meeting” in Shaker Heights. He promises to extend health insurance coverage to 97% of Americans, improve the quality of care and rein in spiraling health costs without increasing the deficit. It’s all contained in a 1000-page bill House Democrats introduced on July 14th. But what exactly is in the bill? And why do even some Democrats want to slow down the process. Join us Thursday at 9:00 a.m for some answers from our journalists’ roundtable.


Economy, Government/Politics, Health


Steven Koff, The Plain Dealer DC Bureau chief
Mary Vanac, co-founder, MedCity News
Regina Herzlinger, senior fellow, The Manhattan Institute

Additional Information

Congressional Budget Office report on cost of health plan
The White House on health care

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Kathleen Calander 9:28 AM 7/23/09

I have heard nothing in the current proposals being offered that addresses the issue of illegal immigrants. Are they going to be included - excluded from the national health insurance restructering?

Deepak 9:50 AM 7/23/09

Your guest is mis-informed about the Massachusetts change - they are removing funding for legal, NOT illegal immigrants!


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