Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Health Care Debate

I have been meaning to post this for a few days, but recently Intelligence Squared held a debate on whether the federal government should pursue a policy of universal health-insurance coverage. The debaters included John Stossel, Sally Pipes, and Michael Cannon versus Paul Krugman, Michael Rachlis, and Art Kellerman.

You can view the full debate on Youtube. If nothing else, listen to Michael Cannon and Paul Krugman.

Highlight from the debate: Michael Cannon: "You can have a health-care sector that guarantees universal coverage, or you can have a health-care sector that continuously makes medical care better, cheaper, and safer, making it easier to deliver on that moral obligation that we have to help the less-fortunate among us. You cannot have both."

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