News Release

Obama’s Healthcare Speech

The following analysts are available for interviews on healthcare policy and Obama’s speech this evening. Several of them will also be participating in a live blog this evening at: http://ipaccuracy.wordpress.com .

DON McCANNE, M.D.
Senior health policy fellow with the group Physicians for a National Health Program, McCanne writes a daily health policy update at: http://www.pnhp.org/news/quote_of_the_day.php .

ANDREW COATES
Coates is an internist practicing in Albany, New York and teaching at the Albany Medical College. He recently wrote the piece “Notes on the Eve of the President’s Address” — available at the PNHP blog: http://pnhp.org/blog .

DEBORAH BURGER, CHARLES IDELSON
Burger is a co-president for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. Idelson is a spokesperson for the group, which recently released a report titled “California’s Real Death Panels: Insurers Deny 21 Percent of Claims.”

GWENDOLYN MINK, http://feministsocialjustice.blogspot.com
Mink is co-editor of the two-volume Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics and Policy and author of Welfare’s End.

DOUG HENWOOD
Henwood is editor of Left Business Observer. He writes regularly at http://doughenwood.wordpress.com — and his books include Wall Street.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020 or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167