2013 Forum: The Role of the Federal Government in Healthcare

Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

This free public forum modeled civil discourse and provided participants with insight into the health care dialogue and meaningful ways to become involved. As this topic can be divisive, and the speakers offered differing political perspectives, in keeping with our mission all participants signed and honored a Civil Discourse Pledge for the event.

PART 1 (14 minutes)

  • Welcome by Rabbi Glanzberg-Krainin & Rabbi Merow
  • Dina Baker explains agenda

PART 2 (41 minutes)

  • Moderator, Chris Satullo
  • Myron Goldman introduces Stuart Butler, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Butler makes introductory remarks
  • Ernest Kahn, Ph.D. introduces David Nash, M.D.
  • Dr. Nash makes introductory remarks

PART 3 (64 minutes)

  • Toni Wolfman speaks about Bernard Wolfman, The Civil Discourse Project's namesake
  • Civil Discourse - main discussion
  • Avi Wolfman-Arent closes
  • Shelley Hittinger, Beth Sholom Congregation President
  • Credits 


Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Policy Innovation, The Heritage Foundation

David B. Nash, M.D., M.B.A

Founding Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University


Chris Satullo

Director of News and Civil Dialogue, WHYY
Co-founder/Co-director, Penn Project for Civil Dialogue, University of Pennsylvania


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