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Health and Social Policy Moving Forward: The Partisan Divide

April 14th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented jointly with POLITICO and The Commonwealth Fund



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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 will examine a range of issues from the Affordable Care Act, to voting rights, to gun safety.

For background to the discussion, The Forum event will draw 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.


Joanne Kenen, Editor-at-Large, Health Care at POLITICO


Robert Blendon, Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Emeritus

Guy-Uriel Charles, Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law, and Co-Director, Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics

Sabrina Corlette, Research Professor, Founder, and Co-Director of the Center on Health Insurance Reforms, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

David King, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Faculty Chair of Harvard’s Bi-Partisan Program for Newly Elected Members of the U.S. Congress

Later, we will post the video OnDemand:


Date: April 14th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums