Tuesday The Huffington Post ran a piece that brought an ordinary person’s voice into the reportorial mix. It would be good to hear from more people like that, people who will be affected by the battle’s outcome, as the debate is joined.

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Trudy Lieberman is a fellow at the Center for Advancing Health and a longtime contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. She is the lead writer for The Second Opinion, CJR’s healthcare desk, which is part of our United States Project on the coverage of politics and policy. Follow her on Twitter @Trudy_Lieberman.