Monday, November 8, 2004
Following last week's Presidential election, some individuals may be concerned about the future health policy of the United States. Based on Bush's first news conference and announced agenda for the second term, wholescale changes in our health care system do not appear to be a major priority for the administration (which depending on your viewpoint - may be a good thing). For a brief overview of President Bush's health law policy, you may want to check out the brief primer from Professor Uwe Reinhardt from before the election. He provided a comparision of the Bush and Kerry plans. This policy review was written for journalists so your students (no matter if giddy or depressed post-election) should be able to understand and follow where our health policy may be headed. Note also that he discloses his bias upfront.