Judith Evenson provided an introduction to the discussion using material from the book "The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care" by T.R. Reid. She shared the various models of health care in other countries and facilitate a discussion regarding the need for a health care system that permits the strong facets of American medicine to flourish and makes their benefits accessible to everybody in a cost-efficient way. We considered whether ObamaCare is the answer or just a first step.
Other questions considered during the discussion were:
- Is health care a human right... a moral imperative?
- Does a wealthy country have an ethical obligation to provide access to health care for everybody?
- How is it that all the other industrialized democracies provide health care for everyone at a reasonable cost, something the United States has never managed to do?
Leader: Judith Evenson