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Eleanor Clift on Health Care Reform Battle / Future of Medicare
Did Democrats use up much of their political capital in the fight for health insurance reform? Can the President and Congress make meaningful progress on other issues in the near future, or will it take months - if not years - to heal the rifts created in recent battles? And what does the new legislation mean for the future of the nation's biggest health program: Medicare?
Today in a live broadcast from the Kansas City Library central branch at a symposium sponsored by the Center for Practical Bioethics Steve Kraske talks with Newsweek contributing editor Eleanor Clift and University of Utah School of Medicine professor Perry Fine, MD, about the next steps for health care reform.
Clift discusses the long-term implications of the political battle, and Fine talks about the long-term effects on Medicare and federally-supported medicine.