Health care reform debate heats up

06/10/09 Robert Lorei
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The debate over health care reform is heating up in Washington, D.C. Our guest today, Dr. David Himmelstein, is a professor at Harvard Medical School and is a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Himmelstein recently co-authored a study which found that two-thirds of U.S. bankruptcies in 2007 were medically related and that 78 percent of people who had medical bankruptcies had medical insurance at the start of their illness. Himmelstein tells WMNF, that of all the options being considered, only single payer offers universal coverage at the lowest cost to citizens.

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