Dinner Round Table:
What is the best way to ensure health care for all?
About the Center for the Study of Liberty
We’ve teamed up with the Better Angels of Central Texas to bring you “What is the best way to ensure health care for all?” The Center for the Study of Liberty creates opportunities, such as this Dinner Round Table event, to talk about ideas that shape our world, engage in lifelong learning, and build a better society. We’re excited to have you as part of our growing community.
During this event, you will:
Read from a set of articles
Explore the readings and topic in depth over a meal
Connect with colleagues and friends
Spark civil conversations led by an expert facilitator
“The system is broken.” You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks that the health care system in the U.S. is where we would like it to be as a country. Many are still uninsured, or the coverage they have is insufficient for the care they need. Coverage that is tied to employment can be gone in an instant. The average American pays many times over what citizens of other developed countries pay for health care and yet, health outcomes are not exponentially better. There are a lot of proposals floating around to fix the system, but how do we determine which one is best?
In this conversation, we’ll discuss the complexities of the health care system and the trade-offs between cost, quality, and access. We will examine different perspectives on the problem and bring our personal experiences into dialogue with policy solutions. The problem will not be solved over one dinner, but we hope that guests will leave with a greater understanding of the issue and of the range of proposals to fix the system.
The event takes place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. It lasts 2-3 hours.
6:30PM – Opening Reception
7:00 PM – Welcome, introductions, and dinner
7:30 PM – Discussion
9:00 PM – Closing
About Your Facilitator
Bobbi Herzberg is a Distinguished Senior Fellow for the F. A. Hayek Program in Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and a Senior Research Fellow. Most recently, she served as assistant director of individual freedom & free markets at the John Templeton Foundation. She also held a faculty position in political science at Utah State University (USU), where she served as department head in political science and administrative director of The Institute of Political Economy. Dr. Herzberg served as president of the Public Choice Society from 2014-2016.
Dr. Herzberg received her Ph.D. in political economy from Washington University in St. Louis. She writes and speaks regularly on public policy, public choice, institutional analysis, and the Bloomington School.
Readings and Other Materials
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Goals and Expected Takeaways
Participants will bring their diverse perspectives and experiences to the discussion. Our facilitator will ensure a thought-provoking conversation where all can contribute. We hope you will leave with new ideas, new connections with others who care about this topic, and inspiration to learn, discuss, and act.