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Wednesday, April 24, 1996 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: BLACK-LATINO RELATIONS.
1996-04-24

HEALTH CARE REFORM.

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The U.S. Senate Tuesday unanimously passed a basic health reform measure that will make it easier for Americans to get and keep health insurance if they change jobs or have a pre-existing condition. The Kennedy-Kassebaum bill now goes to conference committee where it must be ironed out with a House measure that includes medical savings accounts and malpractice reform opposed by the White House. Guest Deborah Senn, the elected Insurance Commissioner for the State of Washington, a consumer advocate who’s "been giving the Blues the blues" by instituting health insurance reforms that expand access and choice for consumers. And insurance companies have been fighting back with lawsuits.

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