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Midmorning: President's health care plans and bio-security

Posted at 7:31 AM on January 25, 2007 by Bill Wareham

President Bush outlined two healthcare initiatives during his State of the Union Address. At 9 a.m., Midmorning discusses the viability of his proposals as well as health care policy at the Minnesota state level. Kerri Miller's guests are Roger Feldman, Blue Cross professor of health insurance at the University of Minnesota and a former senior staffer of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (1984-1985); and Ted Marmor, professor of public policy and management and political science at Yale.

At 10 a.m., Kerri discusses biological research that holds promise for fighting disease, but in the wrong hands could also threaten our national security. Her guest David Relman is an expert in bio-security about current policy efforts at the federal and state level. Relman is ssociate professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at Stanford School of Medicine. He's also a member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity.