From the Affordable Care Act and the War on Drugs to veganism and organic farming, health policy and trends cover vast territory in American social and political life. Likewise, Intelligence Squared U.S. health debates take on the far-reaching field of public health with expert analysis unbound from the partisan rhetoric that turns America’s top health concerns into campaign soundbites. Some of today’s most esteemed health professionals and policy makers, including Peter Singer, Sally Pipes, Scott Gottleib, Paul Butler, and Megan McArdle, have taken to our stage to offer honest, healthy debate on the issues that affect our wellbeing. Dig in: hear hearty debate and decide just where you stand.
What if we didn’t have to grow old and die? The average American can expect to live for 78.8 years, an improvement over the days before clean water and vaccines, when life expectancy was closer to 50, but still not long enough for most of us.