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Faculty panel to examine, discuss Affordable Care Act

September 12, 2012

The first event of the 2012-13 Social Science Speaker Series at University of Wisconsin-Stout will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Harvey Hall Theatre.

The Constitution Day panel presentation will address the question: What do we need to know about health care and the Affordable Care Act? And, what does it have to do with the Constitution?

Faculty members on the panel will be Jeff Sweat, Alec Kirby, Tina Lee and Chris Ferguson, representing the disciplines economics, political science, anthropology and sociology, respectively. Each will give a 10-15 minute presentation on an aspect of the act.

Sweat will review the components of the health care law, which was signed March 23, 2010, by President Obama; Kirby will cover the Supreme Court decision regarding constitutionality; Lee will explain specific provisions focusing on women’s health and the sources of opposition to them; and Ferguson will discuss the role of government and the challenges in using free markets to address health care.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

The U.S. Constitution was adopted 225 years ago, Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia.

The event is free. For more information, contact Nels Paulson, 715-232-5304.

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