Political experts analyze and discuss the Supreme Court's upholding of "Obamacare", the Affordable Care Affect.
Dr. Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is the Holbert C. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is the author of numerous books, including The New York Times best-selling The Great Stagnation and his most recent book An Economist Gets Lunch. He writes frequently for many publications including the Sunday Business section of The New York Times. The Economist magazine recently named him one of the most influential economists over the last decade, and in 2011, Bloomberg BusinessWeek dubbed him “America’s hottest economist.” Foreign Policy magazine named him one of its 100 Global Thinkers. The Wall Street Journal called Cowen’s Marginal Revolution the best economics blog in the world.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Ezekiel Emanuel is vice provost for global initiatives and chair of the Medical Ethics and Health Policy Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the White House and is the former chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He has written or edited nine books and over 200 scientific articles and is a columnist for The New York Times.
David Leonhardt is an economics columnist for The New York Times and a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. He recently won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary for his “graceful penetration of America’s complicated economic questions, from the federal budget deficit to health care reform.” Leonhardt founded the Times’s Economix blog in 2008, and an analytical sports column called Keeping Score in 2004. Before joining the Times in 1999, Leonhardt worked for Businessweek magazine and for the metro desk of The Washington Post. His 2008 story, “Obamanomics,” won the Gerald Loeb Award for magazine writing. Leonhardt appears frequently on public radio and television, and lectures at universities.
Neera Tanden is the president of the Center for American Progress and counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Most recently, Ms. Tanden served as the chief operating officer for the Center, leading strategic planning of the organization and managing all operations.
Ms. Tanden previously served as senior advisor for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, advising Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and working on President Obama’s health
reform team to develop and pass the Affordable Care Act.
Prior to that, she was the director of domestic policy for the 2008 Obama campaign, where she managed all domestic policy proposals. Ms. Tanden also served as policy director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, having previously served as associate director for domestic policy and senior advisor to the first lady during the Clinton administration. She received her B.S. from the University of California Los Angeles and her law degree from Yale Law School.