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2010 Health Care Law: Amend Or Repeal It?

Thursday February 2012


Paul Starr Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University, Co-Founder, The American Prospect
Avik Roy Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Contributor,

Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

The 2010 health care law remains a source of bitter partisan debate, and was one of the key issues in the U.S. presidential election. Republicans have repeatedly promised to “repeal and replace” the law and have denounced it as a budget-busting example of regulatory overreach, while Democrats defend it as a critical first step in achieving near universal health insurance coverage and slowing the unsustainable growth in U.S. health care costs. Adding to these high stakes, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of the law in June 2012, in the midst of a heated election cycle. Please join us as Manhattan Institute senior fellow Avik Roy and Princeton University professor Paul Starr debate the merits of the law, and whether conservatives should amend it to address its perceived shortcomings or continue to push for outright repeal.