Three health care experts will debate the Affordable Care Act in Raleigh and offer their own solutions, including a total repeal of the law and an expansion to socialized medicine.
The discussion is open to the public and will be held Monday at Milton’s pizzeria, 8853 Six Forks Road from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. The event, organized by Health Purchasers and Consumers Together, is free but a minimum $5 purchase is expected.
Speakers will include Duke University research scholar Christopher Conover of Duke’s Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research. Conover has been a vociferous critic of the ACA and will present “the case for replacement of the ACA with a more sensible market-oriented alternative.”
Jonathan Kotch, a research professor at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will make a case for a single-payer system, a version of which is used in Canada and the United Kingdom. Kotch is president of Health Care for All North Carolina, a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.
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Rounding out the panel will be Apex insurance agent Rufus Langley, who will discuss his experience with the health care law as it currently exists. Langley will speak from the perspective of “the person on the line trying to help the citizens of NC make informed choices.”