"SHOULD MEDICARE PAY FOR PRESCRIPTIONS?"


NCPA Sponsored Episode of DebatesDebates to Air Nationally Starting This Week!

Dallas (September 14, 1999) - The National Center for Policy Analysis announced today that an episode of the nationally syndicated program DebatesDebates, which was sponsored by the NCPA, will be made available to stations starting Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The episode: "Should Medicare Pay for Prescriptions?" features an all-star cast debating an issue currently being debated in Washington. The affirmative side is led Robert Kuttner, Co-Editor for the American Prospect. Kuttner is teamed with Bruce Vladeck, Ph.D., who is the Director of the Institute for Medicare Practice at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Karen Davis of the Commonwealth Fund.

The opposition team is led by John C. Goodman, Ph.D., President of the National Center for Policy Analysis. Goodman is joined by Tori Gorman, a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ); and Robert Goldberg, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

A Warren Steibel production, DebatesDebates brings together the world's foremost experts to participate in formal debates on current public policy issues. Warren Steibel is also producer of William F. Buckley's Firing Line.

DebatesDebates airs in over 180 markets nationwide and is available to PBS stations each Wednesday. Check local listings for times and availability in your area. DebatesDebates can also be seen across the globe on the NCPA Channel located on the NCPA's Internet site at www.ncpa.org