Harry and Louise, the infamous couple concerned with President Clinton’s health reform plan fifteen years ago are back on the advertising circuit, note several bloggers in today’s Health Wonk Review, hosted by Julie Ferguson of Worker’s Comp Insider. This time, instead of representing the Health Insurance Association of America’s point of view, they are part of a campaign from a wide-ranging coalition including Families USA, American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, American Hospital Association, Catholic Health Association, and National Federation of Independent Business. In the 2008 ad, unveiled this week, concerns are rising health care costs, being uninsured, and falling through the cracks of the insurance system. Now Harry and Louise are asking the presidential candidates to put health reform on the agenda.
Today’s Health Wonk Review, the biweekly round-up of the best of health policy blogging, also links to a side-by-side comparison of Obama and McCain’s views on health care.