Panelists: Is Health Care A Federal Responsibility?Read about the panelists debating the proposition "Universal health coverage should be the federal government's responsibility" in the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
Art Kellermann is professor of emergency medicine and associate dean for health policy at Emory University. He works clinically in the ER of Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Kellermann was co-chairman of its Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance.
Paul Krugman is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, centenary professor at the London School of Economics and a columnist for The New York Times. Krugman has written or edited 20 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals, and edited volumes.
Michael Rachlis is a physician and health policy analyst. He is an associate professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Rachlis is the author of three national best-sellers on the Canadian health care system.
PANELISTS AGAINST THE MOTION
Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute's director of health policy studies. Previously, he was a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, advising Senate leadership on health care. Cannon is co-author of Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.
Sally C. Pipes is president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, a California-based think tank founded in 1979. An expert in the Canadian and U.S. health systems, Pipes is the author of Miracle Cure: How to Solve America's Health Care Crisis and Why Canada Isn't the Answer.
John Stossel is an ABC News correspondent, co-anchor of 20/20 and author of The John Stossel Specials. He reports for 20/20 on subjects ranging from government waste to parenting, and his "Give Me a Break" commentaries take a skeptical look at an array of issues. He has written two best-sellers.
John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News' Nightline. During a career of more than two decades, he has served ABC News in many capacities, including as chief White House correspondent and chief Moscow correspondent. Donvan's most recent major assignment was covering the war in Iraq.