On Monday, March 26th, YAL@VU hosted a healthcare panel featuring MediBid CEO Ralph Weber and ophthalmologist Dr. Ming Wang.
A Canadian philanthropic entrepreneur, writer, Certified Financial Planner, Registered Employee Benefits Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Financial Consultant, Weber endorsed a free-market health care system to help patients save money. He discussed problems with "Obamacare," especially pertaining to how the new healthcare policies will affect students.
Surviving China's Cultural Revolution and appreciating freedom and choice in America - Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics) spoke about his childhood and teenage years in China and how he came to be a doctor in America. To expound upon Weber's points, Wang spoke about how he, as a physician, viewed healthcare and the recently passed healthcare bill. Ultimately, Wang supports a mostly free market in healthcare, but believes, due to social responsibility and human dignity, there should be at least some regulation in place to help those without access to healthcare.