ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 29, 2009-CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast a special edition of CNBC's "Squawk Box" (6AM-9AM ET) entitled "America's Health Care Crisis: A Squawk Summit," on Thursday, July 30th at 7AM ET.
The program will debate America's tug of war over health care from mandated plans to the politics over policy to deciding who pays what to the cost to business and consumers. And, "Squawk Box" anchors Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla will spend two hours with the key high-profile figures shaping policy - and implementing it.
Guests include: Thomas Ryan, CVS Caremark President, Chairman & CEO; Gregory Wasson, Walgreen CEO; Donna Shalala, Former Health and Human Services Secretary (1993-2001) University of Miami President; Tommy Thompson, Former Health & Human Services Secretary, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Independent Chairman; Dr. Bill Frist, Former Senate Majority Leader; Trevor Fetter, Tenet Healthcare President & CEO; Chip Kahn, Federation of American Hospitals President; Senator Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member; Billy Tauzin, PhRMA Pres. & CEO and Former Louisiana Representative and Howard Dean Former Vermont Governor and Former Democratic National Committee Chairman, among others.
"Squawk Box" is the ultimate "pre-market" morning news and talk program. With a unique sense of street smarts and wit, the program mixes business news with an unscripted and fast-paced exchange of banter. Anchored by CNBC's Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla, "Squawk Box" brings Wall Street to Main Street and is a "must see" for everyone from the professional trader to the casual investor.
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