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Diagnosis: ‘Irrationality in Health Care’

The debate over American health care didn’t end with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Now that the law is in place and its provisions are slowly becoming reality, the discussion has shifted to questions regarding whether the benefits are worth the costs, and whether we will actually be a healthier nation once every citizen has health insurance. Johns Hopkins University health economist Douglas E. Hough hopes his new book, which looks at the state of American health care through the lens of behavioral economics, will be helpful in framing this new wave of discourse in a more productive way.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Experts available to discuss Supreme Court’s decision on health care

Two Johns Hopkins professors are available to offer a constitutional or health care industry perspective on the Supreme Court’s ruling.

The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act

Georgetown University Law Center professor Randy E. Barnett will discuss the Affordable Care Act at The Johns Hopkins University’s 2011 Constitutional Forum, which focuses on important legal issues held in conjunction with the annual observance of Constitution Day.

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