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While U.S. spending on health care is a considerable portion of its GDP, many Americans are underinsured or excluded from health care entirely. Many argue health coverage is best left to private companies and hospitals that will operate with the efficiency and innovation that are the bedrock of a free market. Others cite medical care as a fundamental right, like education and security, and thus coverage should be regulated and fairly allocated by government. Is universal health coverage the federal government’s responsibility?
For the motion
Dr. Art Kellermann
Chair in Policy Analysis, RAND Health
Art Kellermann holds the Paul O'Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND, he was a Professor of emergency... Read More
Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times
Krugman 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... Read More
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... Read More
Against the motion
Michael F. Cannon
Cato Institute's Director of Health Policy Studies
Previously, Cannon served as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, advising Senate leadership on health care... Read More
Sally C. Pipes
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Research Institute
Sally C. Pipes is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a San Francisco-based think tank founded in 1979... Read More
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 Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards... Read More