Tune in to NPR’s hour-long analysis of the latest developments in the health reform debate. Join WHYY’s simultaneous live web chat with a health care expert to pitch in your thoughts or get your questions answered.
When: Thursday, September 3, 8:00 PM (web chat begins at 8:30)
Where: WHYY FM, and whyy.org/healthscience
Who: NPR’s Robert Siegel, Mara Liasson, and David Kestenbaum, WHYY’s Kerry Grens, Drexel University’s Robert Field, and others.
Congress heads back into the ring next week to pick up the fight over health care reform. Join us Thursday, September 3 at 8:00 PM for an hour-long health care special, on air and online. The special will recap recent political developments in the health care debate and explore the roles various parties — patients, physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, the government, business — play in the current health care system, and in the debate over the future of health care in America.
WHYY FM – Radio special begins at 8:00 PM
The special, hosted by NPR’s Robert Siegel, will feature excerpts from his Howard County Health series as well as analysis from NPR Health Care Correspondent Julie Rovner, Editor Joe Neel, the leader of NPR’s coverage of the health care debate; David Kestenbaum of NPR’s Planet Money; and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson. Click here to listen live online or listen to the special now at NPR.org.
WHYY Online – Live web chat starts at 8:30 PM
Join WHYY’s senior health and science reporter Kerry Grens and health care expert Robert Field for an hour-long web discussion on the reform debate. Follow the discussion, ask a question, or offer an opinion.
Robert I. Field is a professor at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University and at Drexel’s School of Public Health. His book, Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise, published in 2007, is a comprehensive guide to the policies and programs that regulate the health care industry.
NPR News will also be covering President Obama’s prime time address to a joint session Of Congress next Wednesday evening, September 9. The President is expected to focus on his plans to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. More details will be announced on WHYY 91FM as they become available.