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Aug. 27, 2008

Sen. John McCain spoke at the American Legion National Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. on Aug. 26. Much of his speech was aimed at the audience of veterans. He stressed his plan for a voluntary card that would provide war and low-income veterans with government paid health care outside the VA system. Video of the speech aired on C-SPAN and a transcript can be found at  


Advisers to Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama discussed the candidates health care proposals at the 2008 National Health Policy Conference held on February 4-5. A webcast of the forum is available at

TRUVEO, a video search engine operated by AOL, has compiled a Web page of all videos related to the presidential candidates. Users can choose candidate and view videos under categories like "Top Ranked," "Most Recent" and "Most Viewed of All Time."

Watch excerpts from the ABC News, WMUR, Facebook debates. The Republican side focuses on individual insurance and the Democrats talk about health care change and their experience with lobbyists.

Live Webcast: Sen. John McCain on "Health Care 2008: Presidential Candidate Forums"
On October 31, McCain was interviewed by a panel of prominent journalists in a forum organized by Families USA and the Federation of American Hospitals. The next candidate to be interviewed is Gov. Bill Richardson on November 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Seven Democratic candidates participated in the MSNBC Democratic Debate on October 30, 2007. The candidates. Watch the complete video at or read the transcript.

Live Webcast: Joe Biden and Dennis Kucinich on "Health Care 2008: Presidential Candidate Forums"
Biden and Kucinich were interviewed on October 25 by the forum panel.

Live Webcast: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on "Health Care 2008: Presidential Candidate Forums"
On October 18, Clinton was interviewed about health care by prominent journalists from ABC News, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. The forum is organized by the Federation of American Hospitals and Families USA. Other candidates will be interviewed througout the coming month.

The CNBC, MSNBC, and Wall Street Journal Republican Presidential Debate was held on October 9, 2007 in Dearborn, Mich. While the questions were focused on the economy, health care took the stage on a few occasions. Watch video of the debate at or read the transcript from
The Detroit Free Press.

Read the transcript from the Democratic debate held on September 26, 2007 in Hanover N.H. The debate was moderated by Tim Russert and broadcast by MSNBC. Watch video and read related article.

All-American Presidential Forums on PBS

Two forums, moderated by PBS's Tavis Smiley, are available for viewing online. The Democratic forum aired on June 28, 2007. The Republican forum aired on September 27, 2007.

LiveStrong Presidential Candidate Forum
Candidates appeared at the forum to explain what their plan is to combat cancer if they were to be

elected President. They answered questions from Lance Armstrong and NBC's Chris Matthews, as well as questions from the Internet. Candidates appearing were: Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, Sam Brownback and Mike Huckabee. Read the LiveStrong blog or get video highlights from MSNBC.

Health-care-related excerpts from the Aug. 5, 2007, GOP presidential debate from Des Moines, Iowa. ABC News' George Stephanopoulos and David Yepsen moderate.

Health Care and the '08 Election: A Preview
A panel sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform discusses the

Election 2008: Health Care

role of health care in the upcoming presidential election.

On March 24, 2007, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Chris Dodd, Sen. John Edwards, Sen. Mike Gravel, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Sen. Barack Obama, and Gov. Bill Richardson spoke at a special forum on health care. The forum was co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Service Employees International Union and was held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Visit the site to watch video of the candidates: New Leadership on Health Care: A Presidential Forum.

Republican candidates address questions about the health care reform in this excerpt of the June 5, 2007, debate.

Eight Democratic presidential candidates participated in a June 28, 2007, All-American Presidential Forums on PBS, moderated by Tavis Smiley, where they spoke about fighting HIV/AIDS. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.), John Edwards (D-N.C.), Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Joseph Biden (D-Del.) took part.