What Would a Republican Win Mean for Health Policy?

Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.

Perspective Gail R. Wilensky, Ph.D. Although it’s not unreasonable to ask how a Republican victory in the 2016 presidential election would affect health policy, it’s important to remember how policy becomes law. Presidents can propose policies — but preferably not in the form of legislative language, as President Bill Clinton did in 1993, when he…

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The Reincarnation of the Public Option

EYE ONWASHINGTON: GAIL R. WILENSKY, PHD With the renewed interest and attention being given to the public insurance option lately, we once again are seeing the resurrection of an idea for consideration in the health policy arena that previously was defeated. Only time will tell if it will be adopted this time around. Employer mandates…

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