Frist Predicts Congress Will Approve a $1 Trillion Health Care Bill That Won't "Bend The Cost Curve"

Frist Predicts Congress Will Approve a $1 Trillion Health Care Bill That Won't "Bend The Cost Curve"

KHN's Eric Pianin talks with former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., about his new book, "A Heart to Serve, The Passion to Bring Health, Hope, and Healing."

Frist offers his views on the health care debate on Capitol Hill. The former heart transplant surgeon and businessman predicts that Congress will ultimately approve a $1 trillion health care reform plan that will expand insurance coverage to millions but do very little to "bend the cost curve" of the health care industry. Frist, a member of the Kaiser Family Foundation board, also discusses the influence of his father on his career.

Podcast (mp3)

Oct 01, 2009