WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for a special interview with the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 18, is now available on demand.
CMS Administrator Dr. Don Berwick addressed key points in the Affordable Care Act, including an emphasis on preventive care. Berwick also suggested actions Americans can take to remain healthy and avoid disease. Joining in the Affordable Care Act discussion was Maryland Democratic Party Chair Susan Turnbull, who is fighting back against attempts to repeal the law.
Common Cause President & CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) then discussed efforts to reform campaign finance and filibuster laws as well as the benefits of a social safety net in America.
Lastly, AFGE shop stewards Brian Frayer (Local 1401), Lance Parcell (Local 1101) and Pete Kovac (Local 2302) addressed the challenges federal police officers face and the fight to obtain equal rights and benefits for all federal law enforcement officers.
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