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A New Model for Healthcare Reform: Universal Vouchers

CLEVELAND: Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center, will speak about his book Healthcare, Guaranteed, his proposal for a federally funded health care system that would guarantee universal healthcare but continue to allow consumers to choose their healthcare providers and physicians to operate privately, at noon on Friday, June 13, 2008, at The City Club of Cleveland.

Emanuel's brother, Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), serves as Democratic Caucus Chair, the 4th highest ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leadership.

Emanuel has published widely on the ethics of clinical research, health care reform, international research ethics, end-of-life care issues, euthanasia, the ethics of managed care, and the physician-patient relationship. He developed The Medical Directive, a comprehensive living will that has been endorsed by several publications, including Consumer Reports on Health. His book on medical ethics, The Ends of Human Life, received honorable mention for the Rosenhaupt Memorial Book Award by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Emanuel has received numerous awards including election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science and the Association of American Physicians. Hippocrates Magazine selected him as Doctor of the Year in Ethics. He received the AMA-Burroughs Welcome Leadership Award, the Public Service Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the John Mendelsohn Award from the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Emanuel served on President Clinton's Health Care Task Force, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and bioethics panel of the Pan-American Healthcare Organization.

This Friday Forum is in partnership with Doctors for Healthcare Solutions.

Tickets are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.







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