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Universal Health Care Coverage in the United States

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a record number of Americans have inadequate or no health care coverage. This uncomfortable fact, along with the looming Presidential election, has reinvigorated the debate about universal health care coverage in the United States.

On October 3, 2007, the Wilson Center's Global Health Initiative will host a Director's Forum on the topic of universal health coverage, to be moderated by Wilson Center Board Member Robin Cook. James Morone of Brown University, Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute, and Paul Seltman of Drinker Biddle & Reath, will discuss the various strategies to expanding health coverage, namely the single payer, free market, and employer mandated approaches.

If you are unable to attend, this event will be webcast live at

What: Director's Forum: Universal Health Care Coverage in the United


Who: Robin Cook, Best-selling author, physician, and Wilson Center

board member;

James Morone, Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies,

Brown University;

Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute;

and Paul Seltman, Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium

The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building

and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Space is limited; please RSVP to with your name and affiliation. Media with questions should contact Sharon McCarter at or (202) 691-4016.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and world affairs.

Media with questions may reach Sharon McCarter at or (202) 691-4016.

SOURCE Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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