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The conservative case for universal health care

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The conservative case for universal health care

Avik Roy, Guian McKee

Monday, February 04, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
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Why should conservatives care about achieving universal health care? What policies should they pursue to accomplish it? Can they join Democrats in forging a bipartisan approach? Taking place shortly after the 2018 midterm elections, this discussion will consider potential solutions to the U.S. health care crisis. Within the context of the failure of full ACA repeal, the removal of the individual mandate, and the emergence of a range of new liberal proposals for changes to the system, what are the options for the new Congress? AVIK ROY, a policy researcher, journalist, and advisor, will help explain the conservative case for moving toward a bipartisan, universal health care plan. This conversation will be moderated by GUIAN MCKEE, associate professor of presidential studies at the Miller Center.

This gathering is part of our "Road to the Presidential Ideas Festival 2019"—a series of events leading up to the Presidential Ideas Festival 2019: Democracy in Dialogue to be held in Charlottesville, Virginia, from May 21–23, 2019. "PrezFest 2019," as we call it, will be a bipartisan summit of former White House officials, elected leaders, presidential scholars, business and media leaders, and other experts. Our goal is to rejuvenate the civil dialogue critical for a functional constitutional democracy, focusing on the challenges affecting the executive office by examining the legacies of past presidencies. Please join us! prezfest.org

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Monday, February 04, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Add to Calendar 2019-02-04 11:00:00 2019-02-04 12:15:00 The conservative case for universal health care Why should conservatives care about achieving universal health care? What policies should they pursue to accomplish it? Can they join Democrats in forging a bipartisan approach? Taking place shortly after the 2018 midterm elections, this discussion will consider potential solutions to the U.S. health care crisis. Within the context of the failure of full ACA repeal, the removal of the individual mandate, and the emergence of a range of new liberal proposals for changes to the system, what are the options for the new Congress? AVIK ROY, a policy researcher, journalist, and advisor, will help explain the conservative case for moving toward a bipartisan, universal health care plan. This conversation will be moderated by GUIAN MCKEE, associate professor of presidential studies at the Miller Center. This gathering is part of our "Road to the Presidential Ideas Festival 2019"—a series of events leading up to the Presidential Ideas Festival 2019: Democracy in Dialogue to be held in Charlottesville, Virginia, from May 21–23, 2019. "PrezFest 2019," as we call it, will be a bipartisan summit of former White House officials, elected leaders, presidential scholars, business and media leaders, and other experts. Our goal is to rejuvenate the civil dialogue critical for a functional constitutional democracy, focusing on the challenges affecting the executive office by examining the legacies of past presidencies. Please join us! prezfest.org The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
Avik Roy

Avik Roy

Avik Roy’s work has won praise from both the right and the left; he has been called one of the nation’s “sharpest policy minds” by National Review and a man of “personal and moral courage” by Paul Krugman. He is the co-founder and president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, a nonpartisan think tank based in Austin, Texas. He has written extensively about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He is the policy editor at Forbes, and his work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and numerous other publications. He has also published two books about health reform, and regularly appears on national news programs, including NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’ Face the Nation. Roy has worked with three Republican Party presidential candidates: He was a health care policy advisor to Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign and was senior advisor to Rick Perry's 2016 campaign; he later joined the 2016 presidential campaign of Marco Rubio as a policy advisor.

Guian McKee

Guian McKee

Guian McKee is an associate professor in presidential studies at the Miller Center. He received a Ph.D. in American history at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2002, and he is the author of The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia , published in November 2008 by the University of Chicago Press. At the Miller Center, McKee works extensively with the Presidential Recordings Program.