Roundtable: Year’s Top Stories In The Military, Economy, Healthcare
Friday, December 23, 2011
Aired 12/23/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Guests: Tony Perry, San Diego Bureau chief, Los Angeles Times
Dean Calbreath, columnist, San Diego Union Tribune
John Warren, editor and publisher, San Diego Voice and Viewpoint
As 2011 comes to a close, we begin a look back at the issues and trends that arose during the year. For San Diego's military, the big story was the end of the War in Iraq and the Marines returning home to uncertainty.
San Diego's economy sputtered along with minimal improvement in employment and stagnating housing prices. We ask if 2012 will be better.
And in 2011, health insurance costs rose by 9%, and California remained among the nation's most-uninsured states. What changes will the new federal healthcare law bring in 2012?