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The Myth of Government Health Care

Recorded on May 8, 2007

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

John Stossel ABC News Correspondent, Co-Anchor of ABC's Newsmagazine 20/20, and author of Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel - Why Everything You Know Is Wrong Hosted by Rebecca Hagelin Vice President, Communications and Marketing, The Heritage Foundation If you believe that the problems, complaints and failures of America's health care system can be solved by the government, then think again. Join us as consumer advocate and bestselling author John Stossel examines the myth of a government solution to health care - a myth that parallels the many examples of myths, lies and downright stupidity he's taken on before. From consumer cons and health myths to organ selling and parenting, his investigations bring to light America's bullies and beat them at their own game. Learn what you should and shouldn't be skeptical about, delve into the research behind the questions and answers, and allow yourself to become a more informed citizen.

A graduate of Princeton University, John Stossel has reported for 20/20 since 1981. Recipient of 19 Emmy awards, he has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. His reporting specials have covered topics ranging from how hype can help sell anything, to freeloaders, lawyers, and the battle between free speech and censorship. His first book Give Me a Break was a national bestseller.

Copies of the newly released paperback edition of Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity will be available for purchase and to be signed by the Author.