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Next on ARI’s “Road to a Free Society” tour: Rituparna Basu Addressing The Impossible Math of Medicare

This month, you will have the opportunity to hear ARI analyst Rituparna Basu’s new talk, “Fifty Years Later: The Impossible Math of Medicare.”

Fifty years ago, Medicare was sold on the promise that it would unite the nation. But with Medicare’s unfunded liabilities approaching $100 trillion — a shortfall almost equaling six times the size of today’s economy — the question is whether Medicare will instead tear Americans apart.

Though many people know that Medicare is unsustainable, the program remains a third-rail issue in politics — untouchable in the minds of many Americans and political suicide for politicians who dare to approach it. Why is this and what can we do about it?

As ARI’s health care analyst, Rituparna Basu applies Rand’s ethics of rational egoism to health care policy. Her work has appeared in Forbes.com, Politix.topix.com, Townhall and The Daily Caller. Rituparna has briefed congressional staffers and speaks regularly at conferences and university campuses. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV.

So, when will Rituparna be speaking in a city near you?

  • Chicago — February 10. Refreshments begin at 6:30 PM. Talk begins at 7:00 PM at The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
  • New York City — February 11. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM. CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
  • San Francisco — February 17. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM at the Bently Reserve, 400 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA, 94111.
  • Irvine — February 18. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM at ARI headquarters, 2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250, Irvine, CA, 92606.

Register for these talks here. These talks are FREE for students.

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