Healthcare Reform

Collected reporting and links from WXXI's Center for Public Affairs about the Healthcare Reform issue.

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  • NPR's Health Care news section
    Interviews, news, and commentary from NPR's correspondents regarding the state of health care, health insurance, new medical research, disease prevention, and drug treatments.
  • Side-by-Side Comparison...
    The Kaiser Family Foundation maintains an ongoing, side-by-side comparison of the leading health care reform proposals.

WXXI's Recommended Content

Health Care Reform: William Dolan, MD

(Friday, August 14) William Dolan, MD, is a Rochester orthopeodic surgeon and a member of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees.  He met with President Obama to discuss health care reform.  He appeared on WXXI-TV's Need to Know.  

Health Care Reform: Congressman Chris Lee (R-26th)

(August 14, 2009) Congressman Chris Lee appeared on WXXI-TV's Need to Know to address health care reform issues. 

Health Care Reform: Congressman Dan Maffei (D-25th)

(Tuesday, August 11) US Representative Dan Maffei appeared on WXXI's 1370 Connection to address health care reform and other issues.

Shows with Healthcare Reform Insights


Television - Ongoing Coverage

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Need to Know Special Edition: By the People (Health Care) - aired in October 2007

On October 20, 2007 more than 100 area citizens convened on the RIT campus to talk about health care access, affordability and quality with a panel of area experts.

Panelists included:

  • David Klein, President of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Joseph Morelle, NYS Assemblyman and Chair of the Assembly’s Insurance Committee
  • Tim Engstrom, RIT professor and editor of “Health Care Reform: Ethics and Politics"
  • Fran Weisberg, Director of Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
  • Dr. Nancy Bennett, Director of Community Health at URMC
  • Dr. Lisa Harris, local physician and panelist on the television program “Second Opinion”
  • Stuart Putnam, Executive VP of Unity Health Systems
  • Sandra Parker, CEO of Rochester Business Alliance