Debate with Jim Capretta

I will be debating Jim Capretta on the question ““What’s the Best Way to Provide Americans Affordable, High-Quality Health Care?”

Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30pm in the Fleishman Commons in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. The event is part of the Sanford School’s series “Gridlock: Can Our System Address America’s Big Challenges?”, and it co-sponsored by the Thomas Center International. Jim is a 1987 graduate of the Duke Sanford School (Masters of Public Policy). The event will be moderated by Christopher Wolfe, co-Director of the Thomas Center, who asked me if I would debate Jim.

The event is free and open to the public, and it will be broadcast live on Duke University’s Ustream channel, where it will later be archived. In addition, Cara Rousseau (@cararousseau), Social Media Manager at Duke University, and others will live tweet the event under the hashtag update: hashtags are: #dukelive and #hcr. Karen Kemp and Mary Lindsley of the Sanford School have done lots of work on the event.

Jim has published a book “Why Obamacare is wrong for America“, and I have laid out my views on the Affordable Care Act being a good first step in the ongoing efforts to reform health care as outlined in my book “Balancing the Budget is a Progressive Priority” which is available as an e book now, and which will be out in fuller form published by Springer in April, 2012. There are a few blog posts on the topic as well.


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