Mock debates on health care at historic courthouse Tuesday

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Dr. Beheruz Sethna, University of West Georgia president, is shown at the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan. UWG Debate will perform a mock debate in the courthouse Tuesday at 7 p.m.

By REBECCA LEFTWICH
rebecca@newnan.com
Students will take on the topic of health care reform as the University of West Georgia’s nationally recognized debate team presents a mock debate Tuesday at the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan.
The debate, which will begin at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public, and spectators are encouraged to attend.
“We are pleased we can perform for the city of Newnan and the surrounding west Georgia area,” said Dr. Michael Hester, debate coach and dean of the Honors College at UWG in Carrollton.
Hester will act as moderator while four debaters perform two 25-minute debates, both on the topic of health care reform. Topics include:
• Resolved: The individual mandate in the Affordable Healthcare Act is unconstitutional.
• Resolved: Birth control should be defined as a “preventive service” and covered by insurance without co-pays or deductibles as part of national health care reform.
Dr. Beheruz Sethna, president of UWG, is expected to open the debate.
“Dr. Sethna is a huge supporter of UWG Debate and our success is directly the result of his support,” Hester said.
Considered one of the best public university debate programs in the Southeast, UWG qualified 38 consecutive years for the National Debate Tournament. UWG debate alumni have been accepted into nationally prestigious graduate programs in economics, law, literature, and international relations, as well as earned candidacy for national scholarships, including Gates-Cambridge, Goldwater, Marshall, and Fulbright Foundations.
Among the program’s accomplishments are back-to-back CEDA Nationals Championships in 2000 and 2001; 1999 CEDA Nationals Runner-Up; seven first round at-large bids to the National Debate Tournament; 11 teams clearing to NDT elimination rounds in 12 years; and NDT Semifinalist in 2002.


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