Health care is the ultimate test of libertarian principles. As Bryan Caplan, economics professor at George Mason University, wrote in a 2012 blog post, we are often asked, “What if a poor person gets sick, doesn’t have insurance, and can’t get friends, family, or charity to pay for treatment?”
Poverty, Inc.: “The Business of Doing Good.”
The University of Delaware BRI chapter is proud to screen Poverty, Inc. to students and faculty. It is a bold look at “the business of doing good.” Please join us for refreshments and lively discussion following the film.
From the film’s website:
“The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.”
A lecture on medical insurance by Beth Haynes, MD:
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University BRI Chapter is pleased to host a lecture presentation with Dr. Beth Haynes. We will discuss what is & isn’t insurance and why we will never control healthcare costs until this is understood. Pizza and sandwiches will be served. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone. Enter through IPEC Morningstar entrance & follow signs for Rhoades Auditorium (turn right at main hallway). West Pod is immediately past the main entrance to Rhoades Auditorium.
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.[caption id="attachment_6860" align="alignright" width="135"] Francis S. Stellaccio, MD[/caption]