Obama's Healthcare Speech

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Obama's Healthcare Speech

WASHINGTON - The following analysts are available for interviews on healthcare
policy and Obama's speech this evening. Several of them will also be
participating in a live blog this evening at: http://ipaccuracy.wordpress.com .

DON McCANNE, M.D.
Senior health policy fellow with the group Physicians for a National Health Program, McCanne writes a daily health policy update at: http://www.pnhp.org/news/quote_of_the_day.php .

ANDREW COATES
Coates is
an internist practicing in Albany, New York and teaching at the Albany
Medical College. He recently wrote the piece "Notes on the Eve of the
President's Address" -- available at the PNHP blog: http://pnhp.org/blog .

DEBORAH BURGER, CHARLES IDELSON
Burger is a co-president for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.
Idelson is a spokesperson for the group, which recently released a
report titled "California's Real Death Panels: Insurers Deny 21 Percent
of Claims."

GWENDOLYN MINK, http://feministsocialjustice.blogspot.com
Mink is co-editor of the two-volume "Poverty in the United States: An
Encyclopedia of History, Politics and Policy" and author of "Welfare's
End."

DOUG HENWOOD
Henwood is editor of Left Business Observer. He writes regularly at http://doughenwood.wordpress.com -- and his books include Wall Street.

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A nationwide consortium, the Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) represents an unprecedented effort to bring other voices to the mass-media table often dominated by a few major think tanks. IPA works to broaden public discourse in mainstream media, while building communication with alternative media outlets and grassroots activists.

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