As Congress focuses on the critical issue of health care, the US Senate is fortunate to have two actual Medical Doctors among its ranks: doctors Tom Coburn and John Barrasso. As you might imagine, these experts represent a crucial font of knowledge and experience, whom we should look to for guidance on how the health care overhaul will affect patients.
Regrettably, Coburn and Barrasso are both Republicans, so Senator Reid largely ignores their views, and instead pursues a course likely to destroy medical care as we know it. Nevertheless, the Senate Doctors do their best to make sure that the American people and the US Senate know the likely effect of their actions.
At 5:00, I will join the Senate Doctors for their latest episode: