Universal Health Care Coverage in the United States

Friday, October 5, 2007 General News J E 4
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 Today, a record number ofAmericans have inadequate or no health care coverage. This uncomfortable fact,along with the looming Presidential election, has reinvigorated the debateabout universal health care coverage in the United States.

On October 3, 2007, the Wilson Center's Global Health Initiative will hosta Director's Forum on the topic of universal health coverage, to be moderatedby Wilson Center Board Member Robin Cook. James Morone of Brown University,Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute, and Paul Seltman of Drinker Biddle &Reath, will discuss the various strategies to expanding health coverage,namely the single payer, free market, and employer mandated approaches.

If you are unable to attend, this event will be webcast live at

Space is limited; please RSVP to with yourname and affiliation. Media with questions should contact Sharon McCarter or (202) 691-4016.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the livingnational memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 andheadquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains aneutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisaninstitution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study ofnational and world affairs.

Media with questions may reach Sharon McCarter or (202) 691-4016.What: Director's Forum: Universal Health Care Coverage in the United States Who: Robin Cook, Best-selling author, physician, and Wilson Center board member; James Morone, Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University; Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Paul Seltman, Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP When: Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

SOURCE Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


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