Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from January through March 2010
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

Chip Kahn, industry lobbyist and President of the Federation of American Hospitals, on the impact of health reform in America.

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Chip Kahn
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with the President of the Federation of American Hospitals. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Chip Kahn, a Washington insider who has worked both sides of the aisle, and whose organization supported Obama’s health care overhaul.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Chip Kahn:
http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Chip_Kahn
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010

Congressman John Larson, Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, on the historic House vote for health care reform.

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Rep. John Larson
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with the Chairman of the Democratic Caucus. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Congressman John Larson (CT–1) who helped pass the historic health care reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Rep. John Larson:
http://www.larson.house.gov/
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010

Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, on eliminating health disparities.

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. David Satcher
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with former U.S. Surgeon General. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. David Satcher, a leader in eliminating health disparities and a champion of public health progress.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Dr. David Satcher:
http://www.msm.edu/Centers_and_Institutes/The_Satcher_Health_Leadership_Institute_(SHLI).htm
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010

Congressman Dingell, champion of universal health care and longest serving member of Congress

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Rep. John Dingell
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with Congressman John Dingell (D-Michigan), who became the longest serving congressman in history on February 11, 2009. He has started every session of Congress by introducing the national health insurance bill his father, also a Congressman, authored when he was a Member of the House of Representatives. He joins Conversations to share his unique perspective on the immediate health-care reform horizon.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Rep. John Dingell:
http://www.house.gov/dingell/
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

Uwe E. Reinhardt, Professor of Economics at Princeton University and one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care economics

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Uwe Reinhardt
Conversations on Health Care® focuses on the challenge of advancing health reform in America. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Uwe E. Reinhardt, professor of political economy, economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Uwe Reinhardt:
http://wws.princeton.edu/people/display_person.xml?netid=reinhard&display=Core
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010

Thomas Goetz, author of The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine, on taking control of your own health

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Thomas Goetz
Conversations on Health Care® this week focuses on the confluence of ideas and technology and how to engage people in their health and involving them as decision-makers. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor of Wired Magazine and author of “The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine.”

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Thomas Goetz:
http://thedecisiontree.com/blog/thomas-goetz/
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010

Dr. Thomas Lee, CEO of Partners Community Healthcare, discusses reforming the health care delivery system.

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Thomas Lee
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on reforming the health care delivery system. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Thomas Lee, professor of medicine at Harvard University and professor in Harvard’s Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Lee is also CEO of Partners Community Healthcare, Inc., the largest health system in New England.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Dr. Thomas Lee:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/faculty/thomas-lee/
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010

Dr. Robert Berenson, economist at the Urban Institute discusses health care policy and controlling future costs.

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Robert Berenson
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on innovative health care policy and controlling costs. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Robert Berenson, an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute. He is an expert in health care policy, particularly Medicare, with experience practicing medicine as an internist, serving in senior positions in two Administrations, and helping organize and manage a successful preferred provider organization.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Dr. Robert Berenson:
http://www.urban.org/about/RobertBerenson.cfm
http://www.urban.org/health_policy/about/berenson.cfm?page=1
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010

Dr. Gail Wilensky, economist and former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration: Exploring reform in a changing landscape

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Gail Wilensky
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on health-care reform and predicted outcomes of reforms still under consideration by Congress. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Gail Wilensky, economist, former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration and John M. Olin, Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, an international health education foundation, about what lies ahead for health-care reform in a changing national economy and landscape.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Dr. Gail Wilensky:
http://www.gailwilensky.com/
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010

Majority House Whip Rep James Clyburn — Health reform after Massachusetts, where do we go from here?

   
FEATURED GUEST:
Rep. James Clyburn
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on what happens next with health reform after Massachusetts. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Congressman James E, Clyburn, D-South Carolina, House Majority Whip, about the prospects for breaking through the legislative logjam on healthcare reform.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on Rep. James Clyburn:
http://clyburn.house.gov/
http://majoritywhip.house.gov/
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010

What the U.S. can learn from other health care systems

   
FEATURED GUEST:
T.R. Reid
This week, Conversations on Health Care® discusses, with a best-selling author and journalist, health-care systems around the world and what the United States can learn from them. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with T.R. Reid, a Washington Post correspondent, commentator on National Public Radio and the author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.

To download a full transcript of this episode click here.

For more on T.R. Reid:
http://www.trreid.net/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/
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