Where Is The Health Care Insurance Debate Heading?09/09/09 Robert Lorei
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about the President's highly-anticipated speech tonight about health insurance reform. But first, some listener comments about yesterday’s program. Everyone wanted to comment about the President’s speech to the nation’s school children. We aren’t able to bring you all the comments- there were far too many- but here’s what some listeners had to say.
Tonight President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress about health insurance reform.
There’s a lot of anticipation about tonight’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 Citizen’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 option…