Another LIVE-VIDEO — June 10 Senate Finance Committee Hearing: "47 Million and Counting: Why the Health Care Marketplace is Broken"

As the Capitol Hill “jungle-drums” continue to beat out an escalating, now positively-Earth-bumping-rhythm — a rhythm insisting on comprehensive reform in the United States Health Care delivery system (to be initiated by a new Administration, early next year) — Senators Grassley and Baucus have scheduled yet another hearing, this one just days in advance of the June 16, 2008 Congressional Summit on Health Care. [I’ll live video-feed that one, here, as well.] Yes, I’d say the tempo is accelerating — as this latest hearing will be held under the below-provocatively-titled caption.


“47 Million & Counting:
Why the Health Care
Marketplace is Broken

June 10, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.,
in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Member Statements:

Senator Max Baucus, MT

Senator Charles Grassley, IA
[Click on his name, above, for full-text, easy-view version of the Senator’s Opening Statement.]

Witness Statements:

Mark Hall, Professor of Law and Public Health, Wake Forest University, School of Law and School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Ron Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aetna, Hartford, CT

Raymond Arth, President and CEO, Phoenix Faucets, Avon Lake, OH

By Order of the Chairman:

Max Baucus (D, MT),
United States Senator,
and Chairman, Senate
Committee on Finance

And By:

Charles S. Grassley (R, IA)
United States Senator
and Ranking Member,
Committee on Finance

That light — in the distance — is most-definitely not the end of the tunnel — it is the oncoming train’s headlights. Confidential Note to Big Pharma: It is time. to. get. off. the. tracks.

[Set a bookmark to this page, now — for as per my usual recent practice, I’ll provide a live video feed — right here — in a window, on this page, on the morning of the 10th. I’ll also provide for live-chat, and live-blogging, should anyone want to comment — in real time. I’ll “float” this page back up, on the night before the hearing, to the top — just under the blog’s masthead.]

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