Posts Tagged ‘Paul Starr’

Paul Starr’s Raynes, McCarty Presentation

December 3rd, 2009 No comments

A recent post discussed Professor Paul Starr’s Raynes McCarty Distinguished Lecture in Health Law, and purported to link to that lecture. Unfortunately, that link was “dead.” In case you’d prefer a live one, it’s now available here (in two parts). It just went up.

It’s more timely than ever, with the Senate’s health care debate heating up, and with Starr himself having written an op-ed on the public option in last Sunday’s New York Times. Now you get the fuller explanation. It’s worth your time. And this time — it really will work.

Paul Starr on Health Care Reform

November 20th, 2009 3 comments

I don’t often use this space to direct readers to something my law school is doing, but in this case I feel compelled to do just that. Yesterday, Paul Starr of Princeton delivered our annual Raynes McCarty Lecture on Health Law, and reminded us of something easy to forget: There are actually important issues of substance at stake in the current debate  over health care reform. Happily, our tech geniuses Webcast the lecture;  you can find it here.

As this brief summary of Starr’s accomplishments demonstrates, he has the credentials and the experience to place today’s debate into historical context.  His path-breaking book, The Social Transformation of American Medicine, won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction, and he was a senior advisor to the Clintons during their effort to pass health care reform. Like many of us, he thinks that if the current push for reform doesn’t work, it will be a long, long time before anyone will ever touch it again.

His presentation is terrific; I’m going to resist the temptation to summarize it here, because I won’t do it justice AND because you should listen to the whole thing. Engage and enjoy!