- Towards mental health parity
The House of Representatives passed a mental health parity bill last week, but critics say the bill is too inclusive and will drive up health care costs. Midmorning speaks with one of the bill's main backers, the son of the late Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone, about why the issue was so important to his father.9:06 a.m.
David Wellstone: co-founder of Wellstone Action and son of the late Minnesota Senator.
Neil Trautwein: vice president of employee benefits policy with the National Retail Federation.
- Doctors and doubt
Some patients hope for an omnipotent physician, others want to know if their caregiver has even a hint of doubt as to the patient's diagnosis or treatment. Midmorning examines the role of uncertainty in medical care.10:06 a.m.
Jon Hallberg: assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine. He's also the Community Health Creative Director, Center for Arts and Medicine University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Hallberg is a regular commentator on Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Considered.
Nananda Col: Director Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation Maine Medical Center.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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