Is the sky falling on D.C.’s public health care system? And with a wave of lay-offs, D.C.’s Department of Mental Health takes a big hit. It’s the D.C. Politics Hour: Our weekly review of the District’s politics and personalities in the news.


  • Jonetta Rose Barras WAMU resident political analyst and columnist for "The Examiner"
  • James Jones "Loose Lips" columnist, Washington City Paper
  • Sam Jordan Director, Health Care Now!
  • James Howard Medical Director, Washington Hospital Center
  • Francis Smith Chief Operations Officer, D.C. Healthcare Alliance; former Executive Director, D.C. Financial
  • Marty Kinsley Director, D.C. Dept. of Mental Health

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