The Dog Days of the Health Care Debate

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Will the passing of Senator Kennedy effect the outcome of health care reform? Our guests talk about how they remember the senator as well as how the health care debate rolls on during these dog days of summer. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are looking at one very influential group in particular: senior citizens. And while the Republicans wait for Senator Charles Grassley to decide where he falls on the debate, the Democrats continue to rally around their new poster politician for health care reform, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. To make sense of this week in the health care reform debate is Jay Newton-Small, Washington reporter for Time Magazine; Jonathan Wilson, public radio reporter for WAMU in Washington; and Congressman Gerald Connolly (D-VA).

Guests:

Jay Newton-Small

Hosted by:

Femi Oke

Contributors:

Jesse Baker

Comments [1]

Ed Helmrich

One problem with the health care bills still is that they are not abortion free: they make taxpayers fund abortion, and they don't include conscience clauses for healthcare workers. Many people can't support a bill that does these things.

Aug. 26 2009 08:13 AM

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