Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tom Daschle: "Our Competitiveness Is At Stake" If We Don't Reform Health Care

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is Barack Obama's choice as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The pick of the knowledgeable Daschle reveals the president-elect's seriousness in extending health care for all Americans.

In the brief interview above with Steve Clemons of The New America Foundation, Daschle discusses the economic repercussions of failing to reform health care, a concern recognized by an increasing number of business leaders. Daschle makes an urgent case: "We've got to recognize that our system is broken, and unless we fix it soon, a lot of our companies are going to be broken too... If we do nothing, health care costs for the typical American will double in the next 10 years."

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