The Real Cost of Health Reform

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The cost of healthcare in this country is unsustainable. There's no way around it. Some projections estimate that healthcare costs will equal 20 percent of Gross Domestic Product in the next decade. What are the economics of healthcare reform? Is a public option the answer? And is congress willing to make the necessary changes to overhaul the system?

Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Reed Abelson who covers healthcare for the NYT, and Teresa Ghilarducci, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow and director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy at the New School on the real cost of healthcare reform.

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