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.

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. 

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...

Shows with Healthcare Reform Insights


Television - Ongoing Coverage

Television - Related Episodes

More Health Programs from WXXI

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