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The Real Healthcare Debate: The Government's Role

Complete video at: Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, argues the intensity of the healthcare debate is being driven by a greater conversation about government's role in the lives of its citizens. ----- As President Obama pushes to enact an alternative plan, organizers and policy makers must work the devil out of the details. Join Momentum for a candid, up-to-the-minute conversation on where the debate stands, what is missing and how to best provide affordable healthcare access for all Americans. - Momentum Conference Anthony Wright is Executive Director for Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition which has been a leader in both state and national efforts to fight health care budget cuts, to win consumer protections, and to advance comprehensive health reform and coverage expansions. Wright led fights to pass a first-in-the-nation law to set standards for timely access to care, and a first-in-the-nation law against hospital overcharging of the uninsured, and to win a prescription drug discount program despite an $80 million industry campaign against it. A consumer advocate and community organizer. Wright has been widely quoted in local and national media on a range of issues. He has also worked for New Jersey Citizen Action, the Center for Media Education, The Nation magazine, and in Vice President Gore's office in the White House.
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