Friday, January 11, 2008
Your health - What matters to you?
by Amy Burkholder
Medical News Producer
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is heading back to his roots -- to his home state of Michigan -- for live coverage of Tuesday's presidential primaries. From growing up, to his years of medical training in Michigan, he's seen the state's economy become decimated, and he believes what's happened has to do with health care:
- health insurance premiums that are too high
- companies that don't want to do business in Michigan because of the cost of covering employees
Health care is weighing on voters' minds this campaign season. But have you heard of a plan that meets your needs?
On Tuesday we'll take an in-depth look at the candidates' health care platforms: What do they propose? What would it cost? And what are you willing to pay to cover you and your family?
Plus, who's seduced by cheesy pizza, who likes turkey sandwiches, who munches on Nicorette and who considers coffee his greatest vice? We're dishing on some the candidates' health habits.
Finally, do you think being president leads to health, wealth and a long life? We're doing the math on life expectancy and the Oval Office.
Dr. Gupta will be live with John Roberts as American Morning spotlights the Michigan primary, putting health care center stage - and we want to hear from you: What health care questions do you have this election season?
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