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March 3rd, 2009
11:07 PM ET

On the Radar: Health Care Reform Minefields

Cate Vojdik
AC360° Writer

Wednesday on 360°,  Joe Johns takes a close look at the health care reform battle looming in Washington.

President Obama says he can't fix the economy without fixing health care, but some worry that he may be biting off more than he can chew.

The last time Washington tried to enact a major overhaul of the health care system it didn't end well for the Clintons. Fast forward 15 years: Some of the same interest groups that resisted health care reform in 1994 are preparing to wage battle again.

In his radio address this weekend President Obama said he's ready for them. But how exactly will he avoid the mistakes made during Clinton years? And how will he convince the country that now is the right time to remake the health care system?

What do you think? Does health care reform have a better chance this time around? What kind of changes would you like to see? How big a priority is health care reform for you and your family?

See you Wednesday at 10 p.m. eastern.


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soundoff (One Response)
  1. John

    I think we have a health care system that works well for the private health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies. I am amazed how in this difficult economic time they did not need a “bail out”. I hope to see a health care reform with the vision of ultimately helping the people and not the corrupted government-health care insurance-pharmaceutical companies’ enterprise. Even though most of the people think doctors are draining the medical system with exorbitant salaries, the truth is that the standard physician salary (especially your primary care physician) nowadays is at line or much less compare to other professionals who work less hours and with much less stress and responsibility.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:25 am |