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Health reform and the 2020 presidential election

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Health reform and the 2020 presidential election

Jeanne Lambrew, Guian McKee

Friday, February 01, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
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Polls from the 2018 midterms showed that Americans viewed health care as more important than any other issue. So what does this mean for 2020? Join the Century Foundation's Jeanne Lambrew and the Miller Center's Guian McKee to look back at how health reform affected the election in 2008 and set the stage for the passage of the Affordable Care Act—and what this might mean for the next presidential race. They will examine the debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, ideas for improving it, and proposals to expand Medicare to some or all Americans.

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Friday, February 01, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Add to Calendar 2019-02-01 11:00:00 2019-02-01 12:15:00 Health reform and the 2020 presidential election Polls from the 2018 midterms showed that Americans viewed health care as more important than any other issue. So what does this mean for 2020? Join the Century Foundation's Jeanne Lambrew and the Miller Center's Guian McKee to look back at how health reform affected the election in 2008 and set the stage for the passage of the Affordable Care Act—and what this might mean for the next presidential race. They will examine the debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, ideas for improving it, and proposals to expand Medicare to some or all Americans. The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
Jeanne Lambrew

Jeanne Lambrew

Lambrew is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation and an adjunct professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Her writing, research, and teaching focus on policies to improve health care access, affordability, and quality.

Previously, she worked in the Obama administration as the director of the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she coordinated work toward passage and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Later, she worked at the White House as the deputy assistant to the president for health policy, ensuring execution of the president’s health policy agenda.

Guian McKee

Guian McKee

McKee is an associate professor in presidential studies at the Miller Center. He received a Ph.D. in American history at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2002, and he is the author of The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia, published in November 2008 by the University of Chicago Press. At the Miller Center, McKee works extensively with the Presidential Recordings Program.

McKee is currently working on a book project that examines the rise of the health care economy in American cities after World War II, focusing on the development of hospitals and academic medical centers as critical but problematic urban economic anchors as well as drivers of cost in the larger health care system.