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?
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Immigration Idea Offers Compromise (WSJ 08-04-2013)
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)?
U.S. Life Expectancy on the Rise, but Progress Lags Global Peers’ (WashPost 7/10/2013)