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Intelligence Squared U.S. Brings “The U.S. Health Care System is Terminally Broken” Debate

Intelligence Squared U.S. Brings "The U.S. Health Care System is Terminally Broken" Debate to Transform 2017 Conference, September 28

Though few issues today are more divisive than health care, people of both political parties agree the system remains woefully inefficient. Are the structural shortcomings of America's fragmented system too dysfunctional to overcome? Or can tweaks to the existing health care framework jolt it back to life?

On Thursday, September 28, "America's debate series" Intelligence Squared U.S. will host a debate on the motion "The U.S. Health Care System is Terminally Broken" from Transform, the annual conference of the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. Streaming live from Rochester, Minnesota, the debate continues Intelligence Squared U.S.'s growth into new markets following recent debates in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, and beyond.

Debating in support of the motion are Robert Pearl, former CEO of the nation's largest medical group, The Permanente Medical Group, and Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. Debating against the motion are Zeke Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and David Feinberg, president and CEO of Geisinger, one of the nation's largest health services organizations.

The debate will be streamed live online, and then aired soon after as part of the syndicated public radio show and podcast "Intelligence Squared U.S." On September 28, online viewers can tune in at IQ2US's website (http://intelligencesquaredus.org).

WHAT: Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates "The U.S. Health Care System is Terminally Broken"
WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017 / 4:45 - 6:30 PM Central Time
WHERE: Transform 2017/ Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

Arguing for the motion:
* Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), the nation's largest medical group. He is the author of Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Healthcare--And Why We're Usually Wrong. All proceeds from the book go to Doctors Without Borders.

* Shannon Brownlee, MSc, is senior vice president of the Lown Institute and a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She co-founded the Right Care Alliance, a network of activist patients, clinicians, and community leaders. Before joining the Lown Institute, in 2013, Brownlee was acting director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation. While at New America, she published the ground-breaking book, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, which was named the best economics book of 2007 by the New York Times.


Arguing against the motion:

* Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Prescription for the Future: The Twelve Transformational Practices of Highly Effective Medical Organizations.

* David T. Feinberg is president and chief executive officer of Geisinger, one of the nation's largest health services organizations known for reinventing medical care. Prior to joining Geisinger, Feinberg served as CEO of UCLA's hospitals and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences, as well as president of UCLA Health System.


ABOUT INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATES (IQ2US)
A non-partisan, non-profit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in 2006 to address a fundamental problem in America: the extreme polarization of our nation and our politics. Their mission is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to American public discourse. The award-winning debate series reaches over 30 million American households through multi-platform distribution, including radio, television, live streaming, podcasts, interactive digital content, and on-demand apps on Roku and Apple TV. With over 140 debates and counting, Intelligence Squared U.S. has encouraged the public to "think twice" on a wide range of provocative topics. Author and ABC News correspondent John Donvan has moderated IQ2US since 2008.

ABOUT THE MAYO CLINIC CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TRANSFORM
The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) taps the resources, ingenuity, and legacy of Mayo Clinic's 150+ years of medical leadership. The center offers a unique space within Mayo Clinic to rapidly iterate new ideas into the practice. CFI's multidisciplinary team uses a human-centered design approach to turn innovative ideas into practical solutions that change how people can determine their own health and experience the delivery of health care.

Transform is the annual health care innovation conference that brings together decision makers, change agents, and stakeholders from around the world. It is a forum to challenge assumptions, collaborate, and share results that catalyze change and focus on people at the center of an emerging ecosystem for health. Transform is hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.

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