Where Is The Health Care Insurance Debate Heading?09/09/09 Robert Lorei
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Welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up weâ€™ll talk about the President's highly-anticipated speech tonight about health insurance reform. But first, some listener comments about yesterdayâ€™s program. Everyone wanted to comment about the Presidentâ€™s speech to the nationâ€™s school children. We arenâ€™t able to bring you all the comments- there were far too many- but hereâ€™s what some listeners had to say.
Tonight President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress about health insurance reform.
Thereâ€™s a lot of anticipation about tonightâ€™s speech. Some are saying he needs to do well if major health insurance reform is to pass this year.
Joining us now is Dr. James Floyd, who is a researcher at Public Citizenâ€™s Health Research Group. The group advocates single payer- but has also been analyzing the health insurance reform proposals coming out of Washington.
The debate seems to be boiling down to whether or not the final plan includes a public insurance optionâ€¦