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Health Care Reform: The Week in Review

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Today we're recapping what's happened this week in the debate over health care reform. During a meeting last Saturday, President Obama asked the American people to lower the temperature a little at health care town halls. So-called "death panels," health care co-ops, Republican options, and former DNC chair Dr. Howard Dean were all part of the national conversation, which was topped off with the President's one-on-one with conservative radio show host Michael Smerconish on Thursday. For a look at where the debate heads next, we are joined by Jonathan Cohn. He is the Senior editor at The New Republic and author of Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis -- and the People Who Pay the Price. We are also joined by Theda Skocpol, professor of government and sociology at Harvard University, and author of Boomerang: Health Care Reform and the Turn against Government.

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