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Should universal health coverage be the U.S. Federal Government's responsibility?

Sunday, May 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Art Kellermann
For: Art Kellermann Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Health Policy at Emory University

Art works at the ER of Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta’s only public hospital and Level I trauma center. Art is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies and co-chaired the IOM’s Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, which issued six comprehensive reports on this topic between 2001 and 2004.

Paul Krugman
For: Paul Krugman Professor of Economics & International Affairs, Princeton and Centenary Professor, London School of Economics and Op-Ed Columnist at The New York Times

Paul is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes, many of them on international trade and finance. He is a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association, an award given every two years to the top economist under the age of 40, and was named “the most important political columnist in America” by the Washington Monthly.

Michael Rachlis
For: Michael Rachlis Physician and Health Policy Analyst

Michael has consulted to all ten Canadian provinces, the federal government, and two Royal Commissions. He has also been invited to address two US Congressional committees. He is an associate professor with the University of Toronto Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Rachlis is the author of three national bestsellers on the Canadian health care system.

Michael F. Cannon
Against: Michael F. Cannon Cato Institute's Director of Health Policy Studies

Michael served as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, advising Senate leadership on health care. His articles have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, and Forum for Health Economics & Policy. Michael is co-author of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

Sally C. Pipes
Against: Sally C. Pipes President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Research Institute

The Pacific Research Institute is a California-based think tank founded in 1979. Sally is an expert in the Canadian and American health systems and she writes, speaks, debates and gives invited testimony on key health care issues facing America. Sally is the author of Miracle Cure: How to Solve America’s Health Care Crisis and Why Canada Isn’t the Answer, in addition to numerous op-eds, TV, and radio appearances.

John Stossel
Against: John Stossel FOX Business News Anchor & Commentator

The host of “Stossel,” a weekly program airing Thursdays at 10 PM EST and midnight on Fox Business Network. John has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. John also appears regularly on Fox News Channel providing signature analysis. Prior to joining FBN, John co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show, 20/20. Earlier in his career, John served as consumer editor at Good Morning America and as a reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. He is a graduate of Princeton University, with a B.A. in psychology, and his economic programs have been adapted into teaching kits watched by more than 12 million students every year

Moderator: John Donvan Author and correspondent for ABC News.

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