Health and Social Policy Moving Forward
The Partisan Divide

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Health and Social Policy Moving Forward: The Partisan Divide
Presented jointly with POLITICO and The Commonwealth Fund

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A Democratic presidential administration. A Democrat-controlled Congress. A conservative Supreme Court. What are the likely implications for health and rights as these three powerful entities intersect under the Biden administration? A cadre of experts examined a range of issues from the Affordable Care Act, to voting rights, to gun safety. 

For background to the discussion, The Forum event drew on a March report in JAMA on how U.S. health policy may evolve, given the sharp partisan divide in the U.S. Congress. Though Democrats have control over the three bodies of national government, their vote margins are slim in the Senate and House, and this will impact some of the outcomes of President Biden’s new initiatives.

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Presented jointly with POLITICO and The Commonwealth Fund

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