The health care policy initiative
Miller Center resources examine the history of domestic and global health care challenges
The fight against COVID: Has the U.S. entered a new normal?
In early 2022, the White House unveiled its COVID response strategy aimed at creating a “new normal.” As states loosen pandemic-related restrictions, our experts assess the rapidly shifting public health approach,what the U.S. role will be in global pandemic efforts, and what we might expect in the months ahead.
Covid Commission Planning Group
The Miller Center played a key role in establishing the Covid Commission Planning Group
Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation
The Asia-Pacific Hub of the Reform for Resilience Commission is working with the Miller Center's Health Care Policy Initiative
Health policy in presidential oral histories
Since 1981, the Miller Center’s Presidential Oral History Program has conducted extensive interviews with the top 100 leaders of every presidential administration. Many of these interviews address health care policy, all of which are indexed here.
Medicare and Medicaid
Prescription for success
Health Care Policy Initiative co-director Guian McKee lays out lessons from Lyndon Johnson's passage of Medicare and Medicaid
The prescription drug benefit
December 8, 2003: George W. Bush announced his signing of the $400 billion Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization Act
Responding to the threat of a pandemic influenza
In December 2005, UVA's Frederick Church, an expert in viral respiratory infections, visited the Miller Center to discuss what he deemed an “inevitable” pandemic. Though specifically discussing the influenza virus, not coronavirus, the session offers striking insights into the COVID-19 challenge and reminds us that global health security is an ongoing concern.
The health care system: Featured events
National Discussion Series: Health Care
On April 9, 2008, the National Discussion and Debate Series debated the right to universal health care at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall
Progressivism's holy grail: Obama and health care reform
Brown University's James Morone discusses how presidents acted and what motivated them in the post New Deal history of health care
The future of U.S. health care
In December 2013 experts looked at the health care system three years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as part of the series Historical Perspectives on the Health Care Crisis