Charlie Baker: Health Reform Deja Vu But Maybe This Time...
Charlie Baker, recent Republican gubernatorial candidate and former head of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, has just joined the venture capital world, but in his spare time he can still serve as health policy wise man.

He moderated yesterday's global payments debate at Suffolk University, and opened with a sobering description of how much the current push toward the next phase of health care reform reminds him of what people tried — and failed — to do about 20 years ago. But sometimes, "what goes around comes around," he said, and with health care costs continuing to climb, "maybe it's time where people will start thinking about moving in a signficantly different direction."

This program aired on March 11, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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