|"The Morality (and Legality) of Universal Health Care" is the topic of the next Why? radio show|
The next topic of Why? radio show with host Jack Weinstein will be "The Morality (and Legality) of Universal Health Care." The show will be broadcast on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. (central) and will include special guest Sharona Hoffman.
Very few issues are more on the American mind than health care right now. But what are the philosophical issues behind the politics? Does the state have a moral obligation to provide health care to others? Do citizens have the duty to pay for it? And given that the constitution is silent on the question of health care, what is the relationship between legality and morality? Sharona Hoffman will join us to ask these and other timely questions for what is bound to be a controversial but exciting show.
Sharona Hoffman is a professor of Law with a secondary appointment in the Department of Bioethics. She is also the Law School's Senior associate dean for Academic Affairs and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and an LL.M. in health law from the University of Houston.
In 2007, Sharona spent four months as a guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working on liability and immunity issues related to public health emergencies. She has also been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for CDC's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response during 2008-2012. She has published over forty articles, most of which focus on health law and civil rights law. Her research interests include disability discrimination, biomedical research, health care coverage, race and medicine, health information technology, and emergency preparedness.
Why?'s host Jack Russell Weinstein says, "This is an issue that goes to the heart of what we need not only for America but for the modern world, and there is no one better to discuss it with than someone who has legs in both the legal and medical worlds. I'm tremendously excited to have someone as interesting as Sharona to talk with."
Have a question you want to ask Sharona in advance? Send it to email@example.com . Subscribe to the podcast or listen to previous episodes online at www.whyradioshow.org . Stay tuned for more. Upcoming guests include: Martha Nussbaum, Michael Apple, and Amelie Rorty.
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-- Jack Weinstein, Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2887