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With reform on the GOP chopping block, we speak with the nation’s medical man, Dr. Tim Johnson, and more.

The Washington Hospital Center in Washington, July 27, 2010. (AP)
The Washington Hospital Center in Washington, July 27, 2010. (AP)

Straight out of the gate of midterm gains, Republicans this weekend went after health care reform.

It took years to hammer out. It’s barely six months old. But the GOP is loud and clear right now in its goal: repeal, or strip as much as they can. Deny funding from the Republican House. Oppose implementation at every GOP-run statehouse.

And yet, America is still in the midst of a health care crisis – of coverage, of affordability, of outcomes for all the huge money we spend.

We go the trenches, again, on health care reform. And Dr. Tim Johnson weighs in on the care and coverage we need.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Noam Levey, health policy reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC's senior medical correspondent. He has reported on health for ABC News since 1975. His new e-book is The Truth About Getting Sick in America: The Real Problems with Health Care and What We Can Do." You can read an excerpt.

Gail Wilensky, economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health education foundation. She was an adviser to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and a contributor to the McCain health care plan.

This program aired on November 8, 2010.

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