Overhauling the health care system is high on the President’s list of to-dos. But it has become a political hot potato. Why are so many people so excited about this policy issue?
We talk with Howard Dean, MD, about his prescription for real health care reform, and we get a very different perspective from Joseph Antos, PhD, of the American Enterprise Institute. Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, helps us make sense of all the shouting and answers listener questions.
Guests: Joseph Antos, PhD, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
Howard Dean, MD, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee; former candidate for the Democratic nomination for President (2004); former governor of Vermont (6 terms). He is the author of Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real HealthCare Reform: How We Can Achieve Affordable Medical Care for Every American and Make our Jobs Safer.
Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Political Life of Medicare.
The photo is of Dr. Oberlander.