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photoNearly 8,000 physicians signed on to a proposal for a national health insurance plan published tomorrow's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

We talk with doctors spearheading the push for universal healthcare. Will Washington heed their call for reform?

Guests:

David Himmelstein, associate professor of medicine, Harvard University and co-founder, Physicians for a National Health Program

Marcia Angell, senior lecturer, Harvard Medical School and former editor-in-chief, New England Journal of Medicine

Joseph Antos, former assistant director for health and human resources, Congressional Budget Office (1995-2001) and scholar in health care and retirement policy, American Enterprise Institute

David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General (1998-2002) and director of the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine

This program aired on August 12, 2003.

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