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Pursuing Comprehensive Health Coverage in the U.S.

One of the largest issues facing politicians in the 2008 presidential race is the topic of health care. What steps might be taken to improve access to health care in America?

From single-payer plans, to market-based approaches, guests discuss how plans for achieving universal health care coverage differ. Also, how do other nations approach the issue — and what can be learned from their programs?

Guests:

Uwe Reinhardt, professor of political economy at Princeton University

J. Fred Ralston, Jr, MD, chair of the Health and Public Policy Committee at the American College of Physicians

Laurence Kotlikoff, author of The Healthcare Fix: Universal Insurance for All Americans professor of economics at Boston University

Donald Berwick, MD, president and chief executive officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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