Should Health Care be Considered a Right in the United States? Re-examining the Ethics and Constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act
From Humanities Center
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine,
Stony Brook University, New York
The subtitle of Dr. Flescher’s presentation is “Re-examining the Ethics and Constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act,” popularly referred to as “Obamacare.” Dr. Flescher outlines the problems that are fueling the argument for a national health care system. He notes that the United States has a lower life expectancy rate and higher infant mortality rate than many other industrialized nations, and identifies the worsening financial problems of the U.S. health care system. He then explains the basics of “Obamacare.” Dr. Flescher’s talk concludes with an examination of ethical and constitutional issues to consider regarding approaches to health care delivery.
Recorded: October 4, 2012