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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Debate — Resolved: It should be legal for doctors to participate in intentionally hastening a patient’s death.

Annenberg Bldg., Room 12-01 1468 Madison Ave, New York, NY, United States

NOTE: This event takes place in the eastern time zone. Food will be served; RSVPs are greatly appreciated by clicking the green REGISTER button top right.

BRI-Mount Sinai and The Arthur N. Rupe Foundation will be hosting a debate and a discussion about the legality of physician aided dying. Please join us to debate the following Resolution:

It should be legal for doctors to participate in intentionally hastening a patient's death.

BRI Stefan Baumrin Dr. Stefan Baumrin

Arguing the Affirmative: Dr. David Leven, Executive Director of Compassion & Choices of New York.

Arguing the Opposition: Dr. Stefan Baumrin (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University and J.D. Columbia University School of Law) will debate the question of whether physicians should participate intentionally in hastening a patient's death. Following the debate, students will break out into small groups to discuss the issue further. Issues related to physician autonomy, patient wellbeing, and the intersection of ethics, law, and government will be explored.

Moderator: Robert Zimbroff


Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Debate — Be it Resolved: The United States should adopt the single-payer system.

Albert Einstein School of Medicine - Riklis Auditorium, Belfer Building 1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY, United States

Reception will begin at 6:30pm. The debate will begin at 7:00pm, Eastern.

Please join us for a lively debate on the merits and pitfalls of single payer healthcare, sponsored by students for PHNP. We will focus on the question:

Is single-payer healthcare right for America?


Saint Louis University School of Medicine—DEBATE: Single-Payer Healthcare v. Free Market Healthcare

Learning Resource Center, LRC A Auditorium Schwitalla Hall, 1402 S Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO, United States

BE IT RESOLVED: Single-payer is an effective way to reduce cost and improve healthcare outcomes.

This will be a debate between Dr. Ed Weisbart, Chair of Missouri | Physicians for a National Health Plan (PHNP), and Dr. Josh Umbehr, founder of AtlasMD, on what provides the most effective ways to reduce costs and improve healthcare outcomes: a single-payer healthcare system, or other solutions based on the free market.

BRI Ed Weisbart MDDr. Weisbart will be arguing the affirmative, supporting a single-payer system.



Dr. Josh Umbehr, AtlasMDDr. Umbehr will be arguing in opposition, against a single-payer system.




Moderator: Dr. Kamal Gursahani

Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of Operations, Emergency Department
Fellow, Bander Center of Medical Ethics


University of Colorado—DEBATE: Is a State Run Healthcare System Right for Colorado?

Anshutz Medical Campus, Education 1, Room 1500 13070 E 19th Ave, Aurora, CO, United States

Is a state-run healthcare system ("Colorado Care") right for Colorado?

Please join us for this FREE event. The BRI chapter at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus is hosting a lively, informative and important debate on the future of Colorado healthcare. At issue is adopting "Amendment 69," or Colorado Care, a proposition to have a state-run taxpayer funded healthcare system in Colorado.

We will have a 30-minute lunch and information session on Amendment 69, followed by 60-minutes of two-on-two Oxford Union style debate.


Stony Brook School of Medicine — DEBATE: What is the Government’s Role in Health Care?

Stony Brook School of Medicine, Health Sciences Building 101 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY, United States

Peter Viccellio, MD, Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Stony Brook, will be debating Francis S. Stellaccio, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, on the proper role of government in health care and on the effects of the ACA.

BRI Francis S. Stellaccio, MD Francis S. Stellaccio, MD

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine—DEBATE: Does the Affordable Care Act Help or Hurt Patients?

MU-COM, Evans Center for Health Sciences, Lecture Hall 1 Wheeler-Stokely Mansion, 3200 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN, United States

All are welcome to attend Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine-BRI chapter's first debate of the 2016-17 academic year. We are looking forward to a great year of events, and this should start us off by sparking some well-deserved, collegiate and amicable debate on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Refreshments will be served. Please use the green Register button so that we can be sure to have enough refreshments for all.

BE IT RESOLVED: Less government intervention in healthcare is better for patients.



Albert Einstein College of Medicine—DEBATE: Pros and Cons of Single Payer Healthcare

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Riklis Auditorium 1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY, United States

All are welcome to attend this debate concerning the pros and cons of single payer healthcare.

MODERATOR: Dr. Oscar Marcilla, MD - Debate Moderator (Associate Director Emergency Medicine at Flushing Hospital Medical Center)


Northeast Ohio Medical University—DEBATE: Single-Payer vs. Free Market Healthcare

Northeastern Ohio Medical University Cooks Alumni Hall-4209 OH-44, Rootstown, OH, United States

The Students for a National Health Program NEOMED Chapter is hosting a debate on health care policy featuring Dr. John Ross and Dr. Sameer Lakha. Dr. John Ross, former president of Physicians for a National Health Program, advocates for a National Health Care System. Dr. Sameer Lakha, founder of the Benjamin Rush Institute chapter at […]


2nd Opinion Debate – BRI Chapter Meeting

Medical College of Wisconsin, HRC Auditorium 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI, United States

BRI Chapter meeting to address our newest program - 2nd Opinion Debates at the University of Wisconsin Medical College (MCW). BRI Medical Director, Dr. Beth Haynes and Dr. Joe Eichenseher representing SNaHP will each give a presentation about their respective expertise in Free-Market Healthcare and Medicare for All followed by an open discussion to answer […]

AMA Regional Meeting – Single-payer Healthcare Debate

Trenton Schmale, DO (and BRI Alum) and Adam Habig, Freedom Healthworks will be part of a single payer healthcare debate at Indiana University School of Medicine on February 16, 2019 at 11:00 am. This debate is part of a medical student AMA regional meeting with 150-200 students from 6 or 7 states attending. For additional […]