Tomorrow President Obama will hold his health care summit with House and Senate leaders from both parties. Earlier in today's show, we spoke with two lawmakers from the House, who are also doctors, Rep. Jim McDermott, a Democrat from Washington State, and Rep. Michael Burgess, a Republican from Texas. Now we bring the conversation full circle, from the lawmakers in Washington back to the public that they serve.
We hear from three friends of the Takeaway, who know the show well. ReShonda Young joined us for one of our Health Care Round Table discussions last summer, she's the owner of Alpha Express, a small business in Waterloo, Iowa. Steve Rose is a Takeaway listener from Detroit who called into the show to comment on the health care debate. And Dr. Peter Sinton commented on our website about the cost of health care. He's a pediatrician and co-owns a medical practice in Ponco, Oklahoma.