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Intelligence Squared debate: Is the U.S. health care system terminally broken?

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U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., speaks during a news conference on health care Sept. 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Do we need to design tomorrow's health care on a clean slate, or can the current system be jolted back to life? Three doctors and a public health expert debate the motion, "The U.S. health care system is terminally broken."

For the motion: Shannon Brownlee, visiting scientist at Harvard School of Public Health and Sr. Vice President at the Lown Institute. Dr. Robert Pearl, former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group.

Against the motion: Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, bioethicist and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. David T. Feinberg, President and CEO of Geisinger.

This debate was recorded in Rochester at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, at the annual Mayo Transform conference. September 28, 2017.

To listen to the debate, click the audio player above.