Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, appears on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to talk about Obama, healthcare reform, and the coming anniversary of the economic collapse. Discussing her recent post about Obama’s position in the healthcare debate, vanden Heuvel notes that Obama must prove himself as a reform leader, and that he should tap into the great desire for change that he accessed so well on the campaign trail. She notes that healthcare should be mentioned along with the two great government programs of our time, Medicare and Social Security, and that Obama needs to stick to his bold vision, not fear complaints that he is too far left.

With MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle, vanden Heuvel also discusses the connection between the anger over the bank bailouts and the anger over healthcare reform, between joblessness and bankruptcies over healthcare costs. They end by asking the question: which anniversary will Americans remember more this year, that of 9/11, or that of the failure of the economic system?

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