Monday, July 20, 2009
As lawmakers try to come up with a viable health care plan, we’ll hear from people advocating lesser-known ideas that have picked up traction nationally. As a national health care plan moves though Congress, we’ll consider some of the plans being debated. Jacob Hacker believes people should have the right to a government-run, government-chartered insurance company. Without that government-run company, Hacker argues, there’s not enough pressure on the insurance companies to really drive down costs and improve quality. Hacker is a professor at Yale University at the author of two books on health care reform. Then, today is the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. Bob talks with the fourth man to walk on the moon, Alan Bean. Bean is also a painter and the author of Painting Apollo.