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Jan 20

Beyond Obamacare: Respecting Conscience through Patient-Centered Health Care

The raft of new federal regulations imposed by Obamacare have increased coverage costs and created numerous problems for individuals and families. Among those problems are the law’s coercive mandates on morally fraught issues like abortion and contraception, which pose new threats to freedom of conscience. As a result, there is growing interest in alternatives to Obamacare that recognize the moral dimensions of medical care and health insurance and respect the conscience rights of patients and providers. Join us as an expert panel examines the rise of health care sharing ministries and other alternatives to Obamacare, explores the ways that innovative health care financing and delivery models could evolve over time, and discusses how lawmakers can craft patient-centered health reforms that respect conscience rights while simultaneously encouraging innovation, reducing costs and increasing access.

More About the Speakers

Scott Daniels, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar, Charlotte Lozier Institute, and former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Louis Brown
Director, Christ Medicus Foundation-CURO

James Lansberry
Executive Vice President, Samaritans Ministries

Ed Haislmaier
Senior Research Fellow, Center for Health Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

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