After nearly seven hours of televised debate, President Obama’s so-called bipartisan healthcare summit ended Thursday without any substantive agreement between Republicans and Democrats. Republican lawmakers remained staunchly opposed to using the federal government to regulate health insurance. We speak to Columbia Journalism Review contributing editor Trudy Lieberman and pediatrician Dr. Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program. [includes rush transcript]Howie P.S.: Best short description of the summit from Jon Stewart: "A long, boring seder."
Saturday, February 27, 2010
"Healthcare Summit Ends in Deadlock; Single-Payer Advocates Excluded" (with video)
Democracy Now! with video/audio (17:47):