Deciphering the Health Care Numbers

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A large part of the health care debate is about the numbers. How much will health care legislation cost the federal government? Will you be paying more or less? To help figure out what health care would cost for both the average citizen and the U.S. government, The Takeaway talks to David Herzenhorn, congressional reporter for The New York Times.

"The President keeps calling in group after group — the American Medical Association and doctors, the hospitals, the nurses — trying to work out a deal. Every one of these compromises serves to weaken the bill to some degree by pulling it one direction or another."
—David Herzenhorn of The New York Times on the health care reform bill

Guests:

David Herszenhorn

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya and Lynn Sherr

Contributors:

Sitara Nieves

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