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Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167

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: .

Senior health policy fellow with the group Physicians for a National Health Program, McCanne writes a daily health policy update at: .

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: .

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."

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

Henwood is editor of Left Business Observer. He writes regularly at -- and his books include Wall Street.


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