What Does the Election Mean for Health Reform and Other Health Issues?

November 12, 2010

Health reform is law. But how the law is implemented, and how quickly, depend in part on the results of the midterm election.

Now that the leadership of the House will soon change hands, what might Republicans do with respect to health reform? How might Democrats respond? What’s likely to happen with reform in the Senate, with a smaller Democratic majority? Apart from reform, how might other health programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP be affected by the new congressional lineup?

To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored a November 12 briefing. Panelists were nationally-respected analyst Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), AARP’s policy chief John Rother and Dean Rosen, former long-time Hill staffer and former chief of staff to Republican Majority Leader Sen. Bill Frist. Ed Howard of the Alliance moderated.


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