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BET News Presents 'Critical Condition: What's At Stake In Health Care Reform' Sunday, September 27 at 10 PM*
Date:9/24/2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As President Obama prepares to reassert command of the health-care debate, one fact remains unchanged: nearly one in five African Americans are living without health insurance in this country. On Sunday, September 27 at 10:00 p.m. BET News will offer the African American perspective to the debate on health-care reform in a one-hour national forum, CRITICAL CONDITION: WHAT'S AT STAKE IN HEALTH CARE REFORM. Melody Barnes, the President's Domestic Policy Adviser & Director of the Domestic Policy Council; James E. Clyburn (D - SC); Maxine Waters (D - CA); Brian D. Smedly, Ph.D.; Dr. Majorie Innocent, Ph.D; Pamela Gentry, BET's Senior Political Analyst; Bob Parks, National Center for Public Policy Research; and Dr. Sampson Davis join host Jeff Johnson and guest correspondent April Woodard along with a live audience to cut through the chaos and take an incisive look at the facts and fiction surrounding our nation's heated divide. Taped at the Newseum in Washington D.C., CRITICAL CONDITION: WHAT'S AT STAKE IN HEALTH CARE REFORM will explore the question: What does health care reform mean for us?

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It's hard to escape the sobering reality that access to adequate health-care in our country may not only depend on your ability to pay, but the color of your skin as well. Right now, Whites live an average of 5-7 years longer than African-Americans; they are more likely than
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