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Doctors Debate Universal Health Care: Pros and Cons From the Experts

American doctors argue their opinions on universal health care: Is it socialized medicine or a compassionate, necessary program? Get the facts and learn the issues from the United States health-care professionals themselves. […]

Medical Marijuana Pros and Cons: Expert Opinions

Two experts debate the pros and cons of medical marijuana, offering opinions on whether it should be legalized. […]

Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: Experts Debate Pros and Cons

Experts debate embryonic stem-cell research. What are the pros and cons? Is it necessary? Is it ethical? Get the facts and learn the issues from the experts themselves. […]

When Does Life Begin? Medical Experts Debate Abortion Issue

When does life begin? Two experts share their opinions on this issue, as it relates to abortion. They discuss scientific and religious views. Share your opinions here too. […]

Obama’s Health-Care Plan: Pros and Cons Debate

[Editor’s note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It’s now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] Pros and Cons of Obamacare by Leigh Ann Otte In 2009, we asked two doctors to debate the pros and cons of President Barack Obama’s health-care plan. Back then, the plan was an idea. Now, it’s a law, the Affordable Care Act. (Opponents derisively call it Obamacare.) Some of the details of Obama’s health-care plan have changed since 2009, but the overall goals remain similar. For example, as planned back then, insurance companies will soon not be allowed to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. And small businesses now get a tax credit to help them provide health insurance. You can see more highlights of the current Affordable Care Act at Obama’s website. (Of course, given the source, they’re highlighted with a positive spin.) Rules of Engagement We invited each participant to write an argument, then read the opponent’s argument and write a rebuttal. Neither was allowed to read the other’s initial argument before writing his own, and neither could read the other’s response before rebutting. We asked our debators, if the United States does adopt a universal health-care plan, is Obama’s headed in the right direction? Here’s their take. You can share your opinion in the comments section below the debate. Home remedies + science = do-it-yourself survival medicine! Get prepared for disasters with TheSurvivalDoctor’s e-books. […]