American Forum - Contours of the National Debate: Health Care and Some Tentative Conclusions
June 11, 2008
5:00PM - 5:00PM (EDT)
This very special Forum began with a screening of the Debate on Health Care, the fourth presentation of the Miller Center's National Discussion and Debate Series that occurred on April 9 at historic Fanueil Hall in Boston. Following the screening, Susan Dentzer the debate's moderator, spoke and led a discussion with the audience.
Susan Dentzer is editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, a leading journal of health policy and research. Prior to starting that position in May 2008, she was an on-air correspondent with PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, where she led a unit devoted to in-depth coverage of health care, health policy, and Social Security. She has also served as chief economics correspondent and economics columnist for U.S. News & World Report, and was a senior writer covering business news at Newsweek. She has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CNN, and PBS's The McLaughlin Group. Dentzer and her NewsHour unit received multiple awards, including the 2005 Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the first-place Gracie Allen Award for Public Television News from American Women in Radio and Television.