NPR’s Rovner on health reform in DC, plus Senate testimony

Julie Rover covers health policy for NPR. She was doing it when I was in DC  in the early 1990s. She speaks wisely and cuts through the hype. Listen to her comments on the cost cutting meeting here.

Here’s the intro: A key Senate committee will examine options to pay for an overhaul of the health care system. On Monday, the president met with leaders of the health care industry who pledged to reduce costs. Health care experts are trying to decide whether that deal represents an actual breakthrough — or a publicity stunt.

Also, C-Span broadcast the latest Senate Finance meeting on the reform bill.

Locals scheduled to appear and their written statements:

  • Stuart H. Altman, Professor of National Health Policy, HellerSchool for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis Universit.y
  • Katherine Baicker, Ph.D., Professor of Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health.
  •  Jonathan Gruber, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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