March 3rd, 2010
09:52 PM ET

Health Care Power Play: Chat During AC360°

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Tonight on 360°, Pres. Obama's end game for health care reform. He's made some concessions and is calling on Congress to pass a bill now. We'll break it down of you. See what's in the bill and what it could mean for you and your family. Plus, we kick off a new series "Cost of Entry". Do rich candidates have a better chance of winning an election? See what Randi Kaye discovered.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (296 Responses)
  1. Anita

    Good for Capt. Sully!

    I too want health care reform but this 2700 page bill stinks.

    Nite all

    March 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    @Starr do you think health care legislation can be successfully implemented and problems addressed as it is implemented.

    The video of the tsunami is heartwrenching. What is the scale of the int'l response to earthquake in Chile?

    Good night everyone

    March 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Cessy-Chicago

    goodnight,everyone! see you all tomorrow.

    Be safe!

    March 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Poppy, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David G, Ed Henry, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!! Including Brianna!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Day of the shot with funny dancing skating and model video!! Thanks Anderson!
    Thanks for coming in tonight to join us! 😀
    Congrats for Sully retirement!
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home! 😀

    March 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Emily

    Have a great night Anderson, Poppy, Kira, Devna, 360Team, Megan, Starr, Gabriela, Dodie, Mike, David & Isabel, Jo Ann, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide A.Smith, & Bloggers!

    A great shot tonight! 🙂

    March 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  6. jane - Vt

    Sarah Palin a second book? Unbelievable, what can she have to say?

    Good night everyone.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Vince

    Besides being a frequent flyer, I totally do not agree with the "kid air traffic controler" sounds cute an all but on such a busy airport so many things can turn wrong in a second; and the persons responsible for the air traffic control has to maintain constant focus and sharp reflexes.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Isabel Siaba

    I love this video! It's very fun!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Cessy-Chicago

    THAT wasnt funny! deserved to be suspended, actually fired if you ask me.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and bloggers Emily, Mike, starr, and Kim – Ohio.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  11. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Anderson & Team 360.

    Good night, Casey, Emily, Gabriela, David, Megan, Isabel, Devin, A. Smith , every one. Hope tomorrow is good to all of us.

    I'm not really freaked out about the kids in the tower – the pilots seemed to like it.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Mike - Las Vegas

    The kid was just repeating what his dad told him to say in the microphone. It wasn't like he broke into the tower and just started ordering planes around. Much ado about nothing!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Cessy-Chicago

    GOODLUCK! Captain!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Would it still be a "good laugh" if a trial lawyer would tell his minor child the line of questions to ask a witness on the witness stand with the judge, jury, court officers and spectators all in the court room. Does that constitutes for a "good laugh too?

    It is not cute when other people lives are in jeapardy!

    Good Night Everyone!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Emily

    I've hear others say that they would rather see Eisenhower over others if it has or will be changed!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Isabel Siaba

    Good night everyone! Good night Anderson!

    Great show today! Thanks!

    See you tomorrow!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Charlotte

    Good night Anderson and 360 staff great show tonight. Good night bloggers.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Have a great rest of the week and a great weekend all, my work week starts tomorrow afternoon

    I agree with the 'take your kids to work day' but to have them around and doing something like that is not a good idea!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Kim- Ohio

    Good night everyone!!!

    Happy Retirement Captain Sully!!!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    Good Night Anderson, 360 crew, Emily, Megan D, Dodie, Isabel, Heather, Starr and everyone!
    That was another great show as usual!
    Have nice dreams and rest well! :o)

    March 3, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Thx Starr...:)

    March 3, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Adelaide

    @Casey Jones – Palm Springs, CA
    "I know plenty of "kids" who can handle a lot more than adults and much more adeptly for that matter."

    I agree!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Luis

    Anderson, the PSA screening test is unreliable and gives high percentage of false positives. We know that a high number of males over 50 will develop prostate cancer and have no specific diagnostic tool to detect prostate cancer.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  24. A. Smith, Oregon

    Good evening Anderson Cooper, Poppy, Jessica, David, Karl, AC360, CNN Staffers and fellow bloggers!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    That air traffic controler is just plain reckless. He should be fired.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I know plenty of "kids" who can handle a lot more than adults and much more adeptly for that matter.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Gabe

    When Roosevelt passed social security in the '30s, all the republicans were against it and called it socialism. When Johnson had the civil rights bill passed the dixicrats in the south who are now the republicans were all against it. When he had medicare passed, the republicans were against it. How many of us now would be against those positions. Don't the American people get, they are always on the side against the lower and middle class! Pass health care reform!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Kim- Ohio

    Good job Karl Penhaul...stay safe!!!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Vince

    This tsunami warnings are very unnerving... can you imagine having to run with the kids, the eldely, sick and injured...

    March 3, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Jean

    Millionaires politicians to be. Is it any wonder that President Obama has problems with those millionaires to get the Health Care Reform established? I remember the poor and others who are in need of health care.
    Is it necessary that the US have millionaires as politicians? I have concluded that this is the reason why the poor get poorer and the rich get richer and very little is done for the poor as the situation gets from bad to worst and some of these politicians blame President Obama. Lord, help the poor and those who are in dire need of.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  31. Larry,Indiana

    What I can't really understand is that there is any support at all for the Healthcare Plan, so needed by the ordinary citizen. For more than twelve months,we have been smothered by the Media with falsehoods repeated over and over ,about the Health plan. Tonight's conversation was typical, two Republicans and one Democrate moderated in the name of fairness with two anti comments and one pro comment.. This is the similar format across the board for all the so called news programs. The exception is when there appears to be an exceptionaly qualified pro person, speaking in support of healthcare, a fourth anti person is added to the group. I am truely distressed about the honesty of todays news organizations,or lack thereof.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I wonder why we are getting all of these earthquakes. I heard that Taiwan had one today.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  33. LisaL -Canada

    i don't blame them panicking – after being exposed to a life-or-death situation i'd be a little jumpy too – much better to be cautious

    March 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  34. starr, formerly known as vincent

    What an excellent report by Karl Penhaul!

    It is terrifying to hear and watch what happened with the tsunami.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!!! That's so scary one I have people ran out of way's harm by tsunami, they were so panic over the area!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Heather - Spokane, WA

    That second video of the sound of the tsunami hitting the island is chilling. Its amazing with it being so dark you wouldnt know what it is until there is light and you see what the sound was

    March 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  37. Cessy-Chicago

    Oh my-- That was scary!!!! getting goose bumps. I hope Ken and the rest of your CNN staff are safe.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  38. debbie kemp

    my dad had his prostate removed 12 years ago due to prostate cancer. now his cancer is back. in his kidney and bladder

    March 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  39. Kim- Ohio

    That would be so scary to live like that...worried about tsunami and earthquake threats like that.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  40. Emily

    This is very eerie video to watch!
    It's one thing to hear about it, yet to see it....wow.

    I'm glad that I don't have to live through this. It looks very scary.

    Great reporting her by Karl

    March 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  41. Isabel Siaba

    God help them!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  42. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    It's the prep for a colonoscopy that's the challenge. And prostate screenings are no big deal.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  43. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Prostate screening is near the same a breast cancer screening which dealing with an age group.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  44. debbie kemp

    my dad had prostate cancer 102 years ago and had his prostate taken out. now he has prostate cancer. the lab test never showed a thing.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    No, not you, it was tsunami or earthquake might have fault lines where on map, Yes, it is also have wind, whatever they have.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  46. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    The earth is shaking and moving everywhere!! That's scary! is only me the one who is concerned about it?
    That video of Karl in Chile is chiling! I was in Chile 2 years ago and is a beautiful country, To all my friends and the people in this country, all my prayers are with you, I hope soon the earth stop moving and you can keep with your normal life although is hard, and can rebuild your what is gone again!
    I hope Karl is Ok!!!!!

    March 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
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