Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=66115
Story Retrieval Date: 5/19/2013 2:59:07 PM CST
WASHINGTON – Sen. Hillary Clinton addressed a panel of health care journalists Thursday as part of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Care 2008 Presidential Candidate forum series. The forums feature some of the top candidates facing questions from journalists from ABC News, NPR, the Wall Street Journal and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
The program marks another opportunity this year for the presidential hopefuls to engage an online-only audience. Clinton’s hour-long discussion was broadcast live by kaisernetwork, the Kaiser Foundation’s health news and information network.
Clinton fielded questions from the panel of journalists, as well as some submitted by visitors to the Health Care 2008 Web site. Most focused on what candidate Clinton referred to as the current “health care crisis in America,” though she also spoke of her failed 1993 health care reform, the battle over children’s health insurance and immigration.
Organized by Families USA, a healthcare consumer advocacy group, and the Federation of American Hospitals, the forums are designed to elicit in-depth discussion with presidential candidates, beyond 30- or 60-second “sound bites.”
The full broadcast of the event, as well as live and archived forums with other candidates, can be viewed at presidentialforums.health08.org.