“Battle Lines are Drawn”
June 11, 2009
Hosted by Kevin O'Neill
The battle lines for healthcare reform are being drawn this week as House and Senate Democrats finally introduce the details of their plans for legislation that could pass this summer or fall. We bring you comprehensive coverage of what's in the various proposals, what it means for you as an employer or employee, and the impact it has on American business, our economy, and the political climate. Our guests include policy experts from Patton Boggs LLP as well as Bara Vaida, a healthcare reporter from the National Journal. Then, we are joined by attorney Harry Silver to talk about how the economic stimulus bill is spurring changes involving whistleblowers and legal cases under the False Claims Act. Finally, this weekend in Washington features the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, an outstanding celebration of music and culture that is distinctly American. The Festival's President Charlie Fishman joins us to talk about the event's positive impact on the D.C. community.
Thur 9 AM PT on VoiceAmerica Business Network
Capital Thinking is your weekly glimpse of the intersection between politics, policy, the law, and the world of business. Capital Thinking will go beyond the typical talking head babble of traditional media to give a better understanding of what’s going on in Washington and what it means for your business and your family. Each week, we will feature a mix of influential guests - policymakers, lawyers and business leaders - who will give you an in-depth and balanced look at issues of interest in Washington, the legal arena and the business world. This is a high-energy hour of radio that will give you actionable intelligence for use as a business leader and citizen. Capital Thinking is broadcast live every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Network.
Kevin O’Neill is a partner at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington D.C., the nation’s leading public policy law firm. Patton Boggs began as an international law firm concentrating in global business and trade but has evolved to become a full-service firm with a national presence in every major area of legal representation. In his professional experience, Kevin helps implement federal government relations plans to influence public policy and achieve a client’s strategic business objectives. Kevin’s clients include some of the nation’s most prestigious corporations, associations, colleges and universities, healthcare entities, local governments and transportation authorities. In 2004, he was one of the youngest major fundraisers for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign. Kevin co-founded and currently serves as President of a bipartisan federal political action committee (PAC). In 2007, Kevin was a candidate for the Republican nomination in a special election in Virginia’s First Congressional District. Kevin has a dual degree in broadcast journalism and history from Syracuse University. Kevin has a law degree from the College of William & Mary, where he was an editor of the law review and is currently the President-Elect of the Law School’s Alumni Association. Kevin is married and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife and two children.