Lessons from Past National Health Reform Debates

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This week we will post essays from historians, political scientists and health policy aides who worked on legislation to expand coverage of the uninsured in the US. I look forward to their thoughts and yours about lessons to apply as President-elect Barack Obama, Senator Ted Kennedy, Senator Max Baucus and others try not to repeat history.

Martha Bebinger

This program aired on January 18, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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