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Monday, May 18, 2009

Single Payer Discussion on Diane Rehm

The Diane Rehm Show has an interesting and informative discussion on single payer health care plan.

10:00 Single Payer Health Care:    Proponents of a single-payer plan argue it is the best solution for the nation’s health-care system. But chances of such a program making it into law appear remote. How a single-payer plan might work and why it faces an uphill battle in Congress.

Guests

Roger Hickey, Co-director of the Campaign for America's Future

Dr. David Himmelstein, primary care doctor; co-founder, Physicians for a National Health Program; associate professor of medicine at Harvard University

Bernie Sanders, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history.

Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, and an on-air analyst on health issues with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

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