ABC News Features Health Policy Panel Discussion

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ABC's "World News"on Monday included the first in a series of reports on health care inthe 2008 presidential election. The segment included a discussion withDrew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation; Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund; and Gail Wilensky, a senior fellow at Project HOPE.

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Thepanelists discussed whether universal health care is attainable; therole of government in achieving universal coverage; funding for healthcoverage and whether health care reform would require higher taxes;rising health care costs and the impact on the middle class; and howRepublicans and Democrats are approaching health care reform.

OnTuesday, "World News" will include a report on the differences betweenRepublican and Democratic candidates' approaches to health care(Gibson, "World News," ABC, 12/10).

Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. Youcan view the entire Kaiser DailyHealth Policy Report, search the archives, and sign up for email deliveryat kaisernetwork.org/email. The Kaiser Daily HealthPolicy Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of The HenryJ. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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