On March 19, I will be speaking at Oberlin College in Ohio. It will be a debate with Ted Marmor of Yale University. Well, not quite a debate. The format is that the organizers, Professor Marmor, and I will agree in advance on 5 to 7 questions. We will each get a few minutes to answer each question. When that is done, it will be open for Q&A from the audience.

One of the organizers suggested the following two questions:

1. What is your opinion of the ACA, aka Obamacare? What are costs, what are the benefits?

2. Is America’s health care among the best or the worst in the first world?

Here’s mine: Was the U.S. health care system before the implementation of Obamacare a free-market system? If yes, explain why. If no, explain why and tell how you would characterize it.

My request to you: Please suggest other questions and I will pass the best ones on to my contact at Oberlin.