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Contributor Hadley Heath attended our book forum at the National Press Club last month and posted her thoughts on the event on the Independent Women’s Forum Inkwell blog:
But after listening to the entire forum, one thought keeps resounding in my mind: The practical and the philosophical are intertwined. I agree with Moffit that this is one of the great debates in American history, but it has a lot in common with other debates we’ve had. Who should allocate resources (in this case, in our health care system)? As James Capretta pointed out, ObamaCare starts with the presumption that the government will do it. This presumption is not only anti-American in theory, but also disastrous in practice.
Rep. Tom Price, MD, and Sen. John Barrasso joined us yesterday for our Capitol Hill book launch, hosted by AEI. All four co-authors spoke to a full room of Congressional aides about Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America. Rep. Price said “this book is so incredibly important” and described how useful a tool it is to anyone trying to learn what was in the health legislation that passed a year ago. Watch the video below to hear Rep. Price’s remarks and the great presentations by our panel of co-authors.
Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America was launched this week with a burst of media activity and a terrific event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The webcast gives a good overview of the book from the four authors, and you’ll hear a terrific introduction from Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, who led off our event yesterday. “I’m such a fan of this book,” he said. “It’s really an excellent statement, I think, an important statement, of the case against ObamaCare — which I think is the correct case in understanding ObamaCare. And it also suggests the direction one should go once it’s repealed.”
Co-authors Tom Miller, Jim Capretta, Grace-Marie Turner, and Bob Moffit
Bill Kristol joined the co-authors in giving remarks at the National Press Club