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Uncommon Knowledge: Podhoretz and Roy on Reforming Health Care

In a lively debate the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity co-founder Avik Roy and Commentary editor John Podhoretz discuss health-care coverage and whether the American Health Care Act (AHCA), created to replace Obamacare/Affordable Care Act (ACA), will solve our health-care problems. They both agree that if we could begin again we would never design a health-care system like ours, but, since we cannot start over, how can we make things better.

They debate whether universal health-care coverage is a good idea, how to provide health-care coverage to the most needy, and allow the wealthy and more capable citizens to choose and pay for their own coverage. Roy thinks the system the Affordable Care Act put in place caters too much to the wealthy and that the AHCA will just exacerbate health-care inequality.

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