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Does the U.S. Need to Ration Costly End-of-Life Care?
Date:3/15/2010

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Debaters include:

  • Ken Connor, Chairman, Center for a Just Society, Gov. Jeb Bush's Attorney in Terri Schiavo case
  • Marie Hilliard, Director of Bioethics and Public Policy, National Catholic Bioethics Center
  • Dr. Ira Byock, Director of Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Author, "Dying Well"
  • Arthur Caplan, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania

Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of "Health Affairs" and a "PBS NewsHour" analyst, will moderate the debate.

With more than one-fourth of Medicare expenses going to medical treatment in patients' last year of life, debate
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