Seven years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act remains mired in controversy and partisan division. How is the ACA actually working? What is its future--repeal, replace, or repair? Could a new bipartisan consensus on health care policy emerge? This talk will explore recent political struggles over Obamacare as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for health care reform.
Jonathan Oberlander, PhD is a political scientist interested in the politics of health care and health care reform. His research and writing has explored Medicare, the political history of struggles over national health insurance, state health reform, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Recently, he has been working on projects related to health care cost control, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare reform. He seeks to understand how American politics and political institutions shape health care policy and the fate of reform.
Lecture Hall 2003 is one floor directly above the main lobby of Duke University Hospital.
The Topics in Medical Ethics Lecture Series is jointly sponsored by the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine and Duke University Hospital.