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The Ethical and Philosophical Case for Obamacare



Professor Mark Duggan, Stanford University Trione Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:00pm


Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 216





The Ethical and Philosophical Case for Obamacare

The U.S. health care sector is unique among industrialized nations by having a large share of the population without health insurance. The 2010 Affordable Care Act aimed to change this through a combination of subsidies, mandates, and regulations.


The philosophical and ethical justification for many of these changes – including for example the mandate to purchase health insurance – is quite controversial. In this discussion, Professor Duggan will provide a very brief description of the key features of the ACA and then discuss the philosophical and ethical issues at the core of the ACA.


This event is sponsored by the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages Writing and Money Research Unit.


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Lunch will be provided.


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