Healthcare Reform

Collected reporting and links from WXXI's Center for Public Affairs about the Healthcare Reform issue.

Recommended Links

  • NPR's Health Care news section
    Interviews, news, and commentary from NPR's correspondents regarding the state of health care, health insurance, new medical research, disease prevention, and drug treatments.
  • Side-by-Side Comparison...
    The Kaiser Family Foundation maintains an ongoing, side-by-side comparison of the leading health care reform proposals.

WXXI's Recommended Content

Health Care Reform: Congressman Chris Lee (R-26th)

(Tuesday, August 11)  US Representative Chris Lee appeared on WXXI's 1370 Connection to address health care reform and other issues.
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Health Care Reform: Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-28th)

(Friday, August 7)  US Representative Louise Slaughter appeared on WXXI's Need to Know to discuss health care reform on Capitol Hill. 
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PBS Video: Health Care Reform Collection

As the nation decides on the future of its health care system, delve deeper into the issue with online video of these PBS programs...
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Shows with Healthcare Reform Insights

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Television - Ongoing Coverage

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Need to Know Special Edition: By the People (Health Care) - aired in October 2007

On October 20, 2007 more than 100 area citizens convened on the RIT campus to talk about health care access, affordability and quality with a panel of area experts.

Panelists included:

  • David Klein, President of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Joseph Morelle, NYS Assemblyman and Chair of the Assembly’s Insurance Committee
  • Tim Engstrom, RIT professor and editor of “Health Care Reform: Ethics and Politics"
  • Fran Weisberg, Director of Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
  • Dr. Nancy Bennett, Director of Community Health at URMC
  • Dr. Lisa Harris, local physician and panelist on the television program “Second Opinion”
  • Stuart Putnam, Executive VP of Unity Health Systems
  • Sandra Parker, CEO of Rochester Business Alliance

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