Center for American Progress Action

: Prescription for Change: Health Care in America
Past Event

Prescription for Change: Health Care in America

12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

The American health care system is in crisis. The costs of health care are skyrocketing. And too often, quality of care is inconsistent. Forty-six million Americans lack health insurance, and millions more have coverage that is inadequate and unaffordable. The current system is a strain on patients, doctors, nurses, hospitals, business owners, and the broader economy. The economic crisis on Wall Street and Main Street makes reform even more urgent, and demands that health care reform be at the top of the agenda.

A national leader and expert on health care, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) will discuss what is at stake this election year, the stark difference in the progressive and conservative approaches to health care reform, and the critical importance of ensuring that every American has health care coverage as we make the system more efficient and affordable.