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GRITtv: Dean Baker, Reed Abelson and Teresa Ghilarducci on the Real Cost of Health Care Reform

Laura Flanders and Co. discuss whether Congress is willing to make the necessary changes to fundamentally overhaul the health care system.
 
 
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Health care as we know it is a serious burden on the national economy. Partisans on both sides of the debate at least agree on that. Some project that health care costs will equal 20 percent of our GNP in the next decade if major changes aren't made. But what is the real cost of health care reform? Is a public option the answer? And is congress willing to make the necessary changes to fundamentally overhaul the system?

Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Reed Abelson who covers healthcare for the NYT, and Teresa Ghilarducci director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy at the New School on the economics of healthcare reform.

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Laura Flanders is the host of GRITtv and the author of Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians .