"SHOULD EVERYONE HAVE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?"


NCPA Sponsored Episode of DebatesDebates to Air Nationally Starting This Week!

Dallas (September 29, 1999) - The National Center for Policy Analysis announced today that an episode of the nationally syndicated program DebatesDebates, a series of 22 programs which are sponsored by the NCPA, will be made available to stations starting today, Wednesday, Sept. 29.

The episode: "Should Everyone Have Private Health Insurance?" features an all-star cast debating an issue currently being debated in Washington. The affirmative side is led by NCPA President Dr. John C. Goodman. Goodman is joined by Grace-Marie Arnett, president of the Galen Institute and Robert Goldberg, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

The opposition team is led by Robert Kuttner, Co-Editor of the magazine The American Prospect. Kuttner is joined by Bruce Vladeck, Ph. D., director of the Institute for Medicare Practice at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Karen Davis of the Commonwealth Fund.

A Warren Steibel production, DebatesDebates brings together the world's foremost experts to participate in formal debates on current public policy issues. Warren Steibel is also producer of William F. Buckley's Firing Line.

DebatesDebates airs in over 180 markets nationwide and is available to PBS stations each Wednesday. Check local listings for times and availability in your area. DebatesDebates can also be seen across the globe on the NCPA Channel located on the NCPA's Internet site at www.ncpa.org.