Non-defense discretionary spending and the Obama vs. Romney health care plans

Wednesday - 9/12/2012, 6:09pm EDT

Capital Impact - September 13, 2012

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • What does sequestration mean to non-defense discretionary spending? How will the civilian world be impacted? Defense Analyst Rob Levinson and Budget Analyst Cameron Leuthy unveil some of the biggest potential losers in their latest study.

  • One of the big topics this election year is health care. So how does President Obama's plan stack up against Mitt Romney's proposals? Health Care and Policy Analyst Christopher Flavelle compares and contrasts them both.

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Christopher Flavelle is a health-care policy analyst for Bloomberg Government. He holds a master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor's degree from McGill University. Before Bloomberg, he examined the 2009 U.S. stimulus package for ProPublica, the investigative news group in New York.

Cameron Leuthy is a budget and congressional analyst for Bloomberg Government. Cameron has worked at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Defense Department, and in the private sector at Booz Allen Hamilton. His expertise includes the budget process and the nexus of national security policy, operational requirements and funding. He has a bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and an MPA from the University of Washington.

Robert Levinson is a defense analyst at Bloomberg Government. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force with more than 20 years of service. Levinson worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a strategic communications consultant. He has a bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a masters from the University of California, San Diego.

Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.