Up Close: Health care legislation in Congress

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The nasty, and for millions of Americans, frightening protracted battle over health care continues.

Senate Republicans, divided and unable to reach consensus, pushed the vote past the July 4th holiday.

So just how would the proposed GOP bill affect Americans?

And is this talk of a possible bipartisan compromise just talk, or something real?

We talk to one of the country's premier health care experts: Michael Sparer, Chair of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

Also this week, 1967 was a time of upheaval: social and political, cultural and personal.

The battle between the personal and the political. The counterculture vs. activism.

Joining us is legendary music producer and political maven Danny Goldberg, who has a new book about 1967.

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Bill Ritter talks with legendary music producer Danny Goldberg.

Finally, the 41st annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks extravaganza is set for Tuesday.

And they promise it will be the biggest in decades.

With us is Susan Tercero, Group Vice President of Macy's 4th of July Fireworks.

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Bill Ritter talks with Susan Tercero, Group VP of Macy's 4th of July Fireworks.

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