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May 3: Sally Pipes on why Americans shouldn't look to her home for answers to the health crisis

Sally Pipes is a Canadian living in the US, and as president of a free market think tank she will explain at great length why the US shouldn't look at Canada's government-oriented health care system

When: Monday May3, 12:00-1:30 PM

Where: Indiana Convention Center.

Sally Pipes is president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank founded in 1979. Prior to becoming president in 1991, she was assistant director of the the Fraser Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Vancouver, Canada. Ms. Pipes addresses national and international audiences on health care, women’s issues, education, privatization, civil rights, and the economy. A Canadian residing in the United States, Ms. Pipes is the author of “Miracle Cure: How to Solve America’s Health Care Crisis and Why Canada Isn’t the Answer.” She was a member of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s transition team in 2003-04. She received the Roe Award at the 2004 annual meeting of the libertarian-leaning State Policy Network. The award is a tribute to an individual in the state public policy movement "who has a passion for liberty, a willingness to work for it, and noteworthy achievement in turning dreams into realities." In 2005, she was named one of the Top 10 Women in the Conservative Movement in America as published by Human Events. She was also featured in a new book “Women Who Paved the Way” as one of 35 most outstanding women in business in the nation.

With that kind of background, you can imagine Ms Pipes will bring some very strongly formed opinions to her talk to the Economic Club. That's good, even if you disagree with her, it will be valuable to hear what she has to say. For a different, or at least more diverse, set of opinions about how to resolve the health crisis in America, check out the Taylor Symposium on the urban health care crisis February 22 and the Kelley Business School's March 8 conference, "The Health Care Conundrum: A Call for Leadership."

For information about how to attend this Economic Club luncheon, go here.

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