Former Senator John Breaux Launches Podcast on Health Care Reform

Jul 12th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting

Former Senator John Breaux today announced the launch of a Ceasefire on Health Care podcast, designed to further spread the results of the Ceasefire on Health Care campaign.

“Health care will be a pivotal issue in the 2006 midterm and 2008 presidential elections,” said Senator Breaux. “We want the podcast to avoid the partisanship and rhetoric that normally surrounds this topic and provide concrete, incremental reform recommendations and findings that policymakers and the public can consider.”

The first episode in the podcast provides listeners with the background and goals of the Ceasefire on Health Care campaign. The podcast will be updated each Wednesday throughout the summer and fall until the elections in November, with each episode specifically focused on a different health care reform topic.Some of the topics that will be addressed in upcoming podcasts include the need for health care reform, the crisis of the uninsured, the implementation of the Medicare Modernization Act, health care information technology’s role in modernizing our nation’s medical records, Governor Mitt Romney’s new plan to cover the uninsured in Massachusetts and the challenges of addressing health care reform in the 109th Congress.

The podcast will also feature comments from participants in previous Ceasefire bipartisan forums, including Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former HHS Secretaries Tommy Thompson and Donna Shalala; former Senators Tom Daschle and Don Nickles; and Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR).

Professor James A. Thurber, director of CCPS said, “As a university-based research center focused on the study of Congress, we are pleased to be able to sponsor the Ceasefire on Health Care series and support this bipartisan discussion on health care.”

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