- What should the U.S. position be with respect to current events in
- How do we balance a desire for near-term stability against the likelihood that democratic change will be difficult and, to some degree, violent?
This topic is scheduled to be discussed August 12, 2013
- What penalty, if any, is appropriate for current undocumented immigrants?
- What should be the path to “green card”-type eligibility and citizenship?
- At what point along this path should the “social safety net” and other benefits (education, social security, Medicare/Medicaid) be available to immigrants?
- What quotas or other limits to immigration should be in place?
- Who should accompany an eligible immigrant (how broadly should “family” be defined)?
- What should be the criteria for citizenship of children born in the U.S. to non-citizen parents?
- How important is enhanced border protection (particularly the southern border) to immigration reform?
This topic was discussed on July 22, 2013
This session will focus on the dramatic changes in the U.S. health care system. Among the potential sub-topics are:
- What should be the federal government’s role in health care?
- What changes should there be in how health care organizations (doctors, hospitals, device manufacturers, etc.) are compensated? (Existing fee-for-service model vs. more “outcome-based” compensation?
- Why does the U.S. lag other developed countries in certain “health” metrics (despite spending a greater proportion of GDP on healthcare)?