Apr 3, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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This week the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments regarding the Constitutionality of mandating an individual to buy medical insurance.
The Supreme Court's decision will be a historic, and arguably one of the most important rulings in American history. This is a rare opportunity to discuss current politics at Socrates Cafe.
Be prepared to answer in brief, the following questions.
What is a right?
Is health care a right?
What is the proper role of government in health care?
Is it moral, for the government to mandate an individual to buy health insurance?
If you had power over the government's role in health care, what changes would you make today?
This is a discussion on philosophical principles, as they relate to current politics.
Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)
Requires emergency room doctors to provide medical care.
Affordable Care for America Act (ACA)
Requires individuals to purchase medical insurance.