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A Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health event - "Responsibility for Health Ethical Issues"

Responsibility for Health Ethical Issues, Apr 26-27, 2007

Schedule: Day Two

Friday, April 27, 2007

Session III: Law and Policy

(Chair: Sadath Sayeed)

9:00: Welcome and overview of Day 2
  • Dan Brock, Director, Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health
9:15 Tort law and individual responsibility for health
  • Michelle Mello, Harvard University

Case Study: West Virginia’s Medicaid “Personal Responsibility Agreement”

9:45 — 10:15
  • Nancy Atkins, Former Commissioner of Medical Services, West Virginia
10: 15 Perspectives on the role of personal responsibility for health in West Virginia’s Medicaid initiative
  • Jim Frogue, Center for Health Transformation
  • Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, RAND Corporation
11:00 — 11: 15 Coffee Break
11:15 — 12:30 Continuation
  • Joan Alker, Georgetown University
  • Robert Steinbrook, New England Journal of Medicine
  • Amy Brodkey, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Audience Discussion
12:30— 1:30 Lunch

Session IV: The Role of Personal Responsibility in Health Policy

(Chair: Daniel Wikler, Harvard University)

1:30 Responsibility for Health: Why America Lags Behind
  • Christopher Murray, Harvard University
2:00 Public attitudes on responsibility for health
  • Paul Dolan, Imperial College (London)
  • Sarah Gollust, Univesity of Michigan
2:45 The Doctors’ Role
  • Ole F. Norheim, University of Bergen
3:00 Perspectives on Personal Responsibility and Health Policy
  • Dan Beauchamp, University of North Carolina
  • Jacob Sullum, Reason Magazine
  • Richard Daynard, Northeastern University
3:45 — 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 Perspectives on Personal Responsibility and Health Policy (continued)
  • Richard Zeckhauser, Harvard University
  • Ronald Bayer, Columbia University
  • Norman Daniels, Harvard university
  • Audience discussion
5:30 The Libertarian “Nanny State”
  • Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago and Harvard University
6:00 Close