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Tommy Thompson & Dick Gephardt Interviews (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-09-25

Duration: 00:09:12

Subjects: Health care reform | HEALTH INSURANCE | Thompson, Tommy George, 1941- | Gephardt, Richard A. (Richard Andrew), 1941-


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Thompson, Tommy Interviewee
  • Gephardt, Dick Interviewee


This segment from the September 25, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interviews with Tommy Thompson, the former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dick Gephardt, the former House Majority Leader, on the Congressional debate over health care reform. They discuss: their views on the health care reform bill by U.S. Senator Max Baucus; the areas of agreement between the Republicans and Democrats; the impact of the 500 amendments on the bill; and whether the government should mandate health insurance for everyone.