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Can Congress Fix an Ailing Health-Care System?

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Can Congress Fix an Ailing Health-Care System?

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Can Congress Fix an Ailing Health-Care System?

Can Congress Fix an Ailing Health-Care System?

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The 110th Congress convenes for the first time, and health care may take center stage. New Democratic leaders have high hopes for bills on stem-cell research, and prescription-drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries. Democrats and Republicans discuss health care and what can be done to improve it, in a live broadcast from Capitol Hill.

Guests:

Julie Rovner, NPR health policy correspondent

Rep. Frank Pallone, (D-NJ) expected to be next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Sub-Committee on Health

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), expected to be ranking member of House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health