While Congress wrangles with whether the Affordable Care Act should be defunded as a condition for passing a federal budget, an MTSU alumnus is addressing the issue as he returns to campus.
On a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program, host Gina Logue interviewed Mark A. Hall, the Fred and Elizabeth Turnage Professor of Law and Public Health at Wake Forest University School of Law and School of Medicine, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their conversation here.
Hall’s free public lecture, titled “Should the Young Subsidize Health Care for the Old and Other Obamacare Conundrums of Social Justice?”, will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in Room 221 of the McWherter Learning Resources Center.
This event is sponsored by the MTSU College of Liberal Arts and the University Honors College.
“The Obamacare law creates significant opportunity by guaranteeing that people can always get into the insurance pool,” said Hall. “Even though it doesn’t provide universal insurance, it makes people universally insurable.”
Hall is a Nashville native who earned his baccalaureate degree through the Honors Program at MTSU in 1977. He obtained his law degree with highest honors at the University of Chicago, and he completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Finance Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.
Hall specializes in health care law and public policy with a focus on economic, regulatory and ethical issues. His present research interests include insurance market reform, consumer-driven health care, safety net access for the uninsured and the doctor/patient relationship.
He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books on health care law and policy, including “Health Care Law and Ethics” and “Making Medical Spending Decisions.”
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.