Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
Local officials in Washington are in the process of determining whether the region’s largest health-care insurer should cut D.C. a piece of its pie. One local nonprofit has accused CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield of hoarding money from taxpayers, arguing that it should share $300 million from an estimated $687 million surplus. We explore this debate and examine the obligations of insurers who do business in the region.
- Walter Smith Executive Director, D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
- Michael Sullivan Director of Media Relations, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
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