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The Health Care Overhaul & Kansas City

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Elana Gordon

Kansas City, Mo. –

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The national health care debate has raged throughout the nation for more than a year. But how will the provisions of the package of laws that has passed affect the Kansas City area?

Do local residents stand to gain or lose in the new health care landscape, and what impact will responses currently under consideration in the Kansas and Missouri legislatures potentially have?

KCUR's health reporter Elana Gordon leads a conversation on the implications of the health care overhaul for Kansas City.

Guests:

Sandy Praeger, Kansas insurance commissioner (R)
Bridget McCandless, medical director, Jackson County Free Health Clinic; president-elect, Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City
Peter Kinder, Missouri lieutenant governor (R)

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