Audio Interview: The Economics of Health Care


Critical Condition: Uwe Reinhardt Uwe Reinhardt is the James Madison Professor of Political Economy at Princeton University. Recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities on health care economics, Reinhardt has been a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences since 1978. He is a past president of the Association of Health Services Research. From 1986 to 1995, he served as a commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Committee, established in 1986 by Congress to advise it on issues related to the payment of physicians.

Critical Condition: Roger Weisberg Veteran documentary filmmaker Roger Weisberg's 30 previous films have earned more than 100 awards, including Emmy, duPont-Columbia and Peabody awards, as well as two Academy Award nominations (in 2001 for "Sound and Fury" and in 2003 for "Why Can't We Be a Family Again?"). He has made the American health care system a special focus of his work with such films as "What's Ailing Medicine," "Our Children at Risk," "Borderline Medicine," "Who Lives, Who Dies" and "Can't Afford to Grow Old." He is the director of Waging a Living (POV 2006).

Critical Condition: Andrea Bernstein WNYC political director Andrea Bernstein is in charge of political and campaign coverage at WNYC. Her work has been honored with numerous prestigious awards, including the 2003 Investigative Reporters and Editors prize for radio, the 2003 Heyward Broun Award and the 2003 Society for Professional Journalists award, all for Handshake Hotels, her series, with Amy Eddings, on New York's "handshake hotels" for the homeless. She has also won the 2001 National Press Club Robert Kozik Prize for Environmental Reporting for The Toxic Valley: PCBs along the Upper Hudson and the 2000 National Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting for NYPD Strip Searches: Though Illegal, The Practice Continues.