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Midday: Medicare reform and E.J. Dionne

Posted at 8:48 AM on April 26, 2007 by Bill Wareham

At 11 a.m., former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger and University of Minnesota professor Susan Foote will be in the studio with Gary Eichten to talk about the current and future condition of the Medicare program. Durenberger is a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission which advises Congress and director of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas. Susan Foote is a professor of health services policy at the University of Minnesota.

At noon, the inaugural Eugene McCarthy Lecture at St. John's University, given this year by Washington Post syndicated columnist E. J. Dionne. He titled his speech The Promise and Limits of Politics: What Gene McCarthy Taught Us.