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Joint Defense of Freedom in American Medicine

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National Press Club
Washington, D.C.
September 19, 2009

Part 1

Richard E. Ralston, Executive Director, Americans for Free Choice in Medicine

"Individual Rights and Health Care Reform"
John David Lewis, Ph.D., Duke University;
Author, Nothing Less than Victory: Decisive Wars and the Lessons of History

"How a National Health-Insurance Mandate Would Affect Your Privacy"
Sue Blevins, M.P.H., M.S., President, Institute for Health Freedom

Part 2

"Health-Care Policy: Diagnosing the Problem and Prescribing the Cure"
Arthur Astorino, Jr., M.D., Chairman and Founder, Americans for Free Choice in Medicine

Question Period

Part 3

"The Problem with Mandates and the Benefits of Free-Market Consumer Health Care"
Greg Scandlen, Senior Fellow and Director, Consumers for Health Care Choices, Heartland Institute

"Medical Innovation — and Why Itís Important Not to Kill the Goose that Lays the (Health-Care) Golden Eggs"
Paul Howard, Ph.D., Director, Center for Medical Progress, Manhattan Institute

Part 4

"Capturing the Moral High Ground: Why Only Private Health Care Is Moral"
Yaron Brook, Ph.D., President, Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights

Question Period

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For video of the 2010 joint briefing, see Redeeming Reform: What Health Care Reform Could Be and Ought to Be.




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