Featuring Charles Stimson, Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor, University of Maryland; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by A. Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
There is no evidence here that Medicaid coverage leads to reductions in utilization in other dimensions. In fact, Medicaid coverage makes people more likely to visit the Emergency Department, and increases their number of visits relative to their baseline.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The Cato Institute has released its 2015 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. The thousands of individuals who contribute to Cato are passionate about freedom and committed to ensuring that future generations enjoy the blessings of liberty, unencumbered by an overreaching state that seeks to control their lives. This is Cato’s optimistic vision for the future, and it would be unimaginable without the Institute’s longstanding partnership with its Sponsors. We will continue our diligence and dedication to seeing this vision realized.
Public Health and Private Rights: Communicable Diseases, Panic Attacks, and the Constitution
Featuring Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law School; George J. Annas, Boston University, School of Public Health; and Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center and Johns Hopkins University.
The global spread of SARS, the possible return of smallpox as a bioterror weapon, and the post-9/11 anthrax attacks have renewed debate over the limits of state police power in protecting public health. Do we need to rethink and revise traditional public health law and government responsibilities in an age of terrorism, globalization, and rapid communication? Will constitutional safeguards set effective limits on sweeping state action in the name of public health, protect individual liberties, and preserve our open society? Our panel will explore whether we need to apply new powers or old principles in response to the latest risks to our health and well-being.