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President Barack Obama makes a statement on health care reform after meeting with Senators, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the White House in Washington. From left are, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.; Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.; the president; and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. (AP)
President Barack Obama makes a statement on health care reform after meeting with Senators, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the White House in Washington. From left are, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.; Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.; the president; and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. (AP)

Guests:

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine.

Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and 2004 presidential candidate.  He has said that the current Senate bill is "the end of healthcare reform" and that it should be killed.  A medical doctor, his most recent book is “Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform.”

David Cutler, professor of economics focusing on healthcare at Harvard University. He is the former senior healthcare advisor to Barack Obama during his presidential campaign. He believes the Senate bill should pass even without the public option or Medicare buy-in provision.

This program aired on December 17, 2009.

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