Health care reform forum Saturday at Iowa State

Chelsea Davis

Iowa State is hosting a forum to discuss the passage of the recent health care reform bill Saturday.

“Many different facets will be discussed to give a more broader and general understanding of the bill,” said Clark Wolf, director of bioethics.

Wolf said this will be a highly interdisciplinary event.

Speakers include Arnie Arnesen, co-host of the NPR radio show “Talk Politics;” Norman Daniels, professor of ethics at Harvard Law School; Mark Kende, director of the Constitutional Law Center at Drake University Law School; Kendra Malone, graduate student in anthropology; and David Surdam, associate professor of economics at University of Northern Iowa.

Wolf said Arnesen will be discussing political controversies surrounding the bill, Kende will focus on the constitutional challenges and Malone will bring an anthropological point of view, discussing women’s health internationally.

“There is no philosopher who has done more work with this issue in the world than Daniels,” Wolf said.  “He will talk about health care justice.”

Wolf said Daniels is one of the most important people in the world on this topic.

The goal of the forum is to discuss issues raised by health care policy and to develop goals that animate this policy.

Event Information

Health Care Reform: Justice, Law, Politics and Economics

Saturday, May 15

9 a.m. – 3:30 or 4 p.m.

Scheman Building