Jessica Marcy, a web reporter and photographer at Kaiser Health News, reports on health care overhaul and work force issues. Her KHN stories and photos have appeared on NPR, The Washington Post, MSNBC and McClatchy. She previously worked as a reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia and Latinamerica Press/Noticias Aliadas in Peru. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, where she worked on a variety of health and water sanitation projects. She has a BA in Latin American Studies from Barnard College and a master's degree in Journalism from
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Physicians, while disputing the charges of plans for euthanasia, say the debate on what is in the House health bill on end-of-life care could help focus attention on an underfunded service.
Political scientist Hacker, who created his signature idea for a public health insurance program a decade ago when he was a graduate student, describes it as an effective way to use market forces to expand coverage and bring down spiraling costs. Now, to his surprise, it has emerged as one of the most contentious issues in the health care debate.
Three decades before President Obama went to Chicago to speak to the American Medical Association, a Carter administration official delivered a similar message to the nation's physicians.