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C-SPAN Health Care Coverage

January 7, 2010

Since January 20, 2009 C-SPAN has covered 794 hours of debate and discussion about health care legislation.

This coverage includes 68 hours of House Committee hearings, 131 hours of Senate Committee hearings, 15 hours of House debate and 223 hours of Senate debate on the bill. Not counted are many, many one-minute speeches, special order speeches, and morning business speeches in the House and Senate.

From the Administration there were also 37 hours of speeches, news conferences, and news briefings from the White House and another 36 hours of news conferences by House and Senate members and interest groups. Public policy forums, speeches, and the memorable congressional town hall meetings constitute another 100 hours. Finally, C-SPAN invited guests to participate in call-ins and other interviews for another 116 hours. All of these were public events that C-SPAN chose to cover and are available for viewing in the C-SPAN Video Library.

To view any of these 3300 programs go to the browse page and select health care. After you select view more programs at the bottom of the page you will be able to isolate programs by category. Simply clear all of the category type and then select House Committee or White House or Senate proceeding to isolate just that single category. The following link will take you directly to this page. C-SPAN Health Care Coverage

C-SPAN’s coverage will continue as new events occur in the remaining discussion on health care.

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