Making Health Policy in an Election Year

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003
Robin Toner
4:00 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 W. Illinois St. Urbana

Event Description

What happens when ideology, partisanship, and raw campaign considerations intersect on health policy?  What were the lessons of the 1992 campaign, and how did it help produce the failed Clinton initiative of 1994 as well as the ripple effects in the years that followed?  How is the health issue currently bubbling in the 2004 election?  How will the approach of the 2004 election affect the ongoing efforts to produce a Medicare overhaul that provides prescription drug benefits to the elderly?  And finally, what is the role of the media throughout?
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Robin Toner

New York Times, Washington Bureau