Voices 5/19/09

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributing Producer: Marge May

Topic: Familes USA Teleconference on a new report published in April:Too Great a Burden: Americans Face Rising Health Care Costs
The teleconference focuses on Maine and was recorded by Marge May for WERU on 4/29/09

What percentage of real income goes to healthcare costs in Maine?
What are the trends in healthcare costs? Does Rep. Chellie Pingree support H.R. 676, the Conyers bill that proposes a single-payer option

Participants: Ron Pollack , Executive Director of Families USA; Rep. Chellie Pingree and others