- The politics of health care reform
From access issues to pharmaceutical policy, health care will be a key issue on the minds of voters. Midmorning's experts look at current problems, and future models for a system that many say is broken.9:06 a.m.
Stephen Soumerai: Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School.
Fred Ralston: Chair of the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians. He's also a practicing physician.
- Is a third party candidate viable in '08?
Independents gather at the University of Oklahoma, perhaps to dub New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a political moderate, as their choice for president. Third parties may have a particular challenge in 2008 carving out a centrist position.9:45 a.m.
Ross Douthat: Senior editor at Atlantic Monthly and blogger on Atlantic Online.
Ron Rapoport: Political science professor at the College of William and Mary and co-author with Walt Stone of "Three's a Crowd:The Dynamic of Third Parties, Ross Perot and Republican Resurgence."
- Organ donation policies under review
Medical experts are reforming the first-come first-serve policies of the national organ donation registry. Midmorning examines the challenge and controversy of deciding who gets an organ.10:06 a.m.
Michael Shapiro: Vice chair of the ethics committee at United Network for Organ Sharing, and a transplant surgeon in New Jersey.
Robert Montgomery: Associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Transplantation at the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.
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