How Health Care Battles of the Past Shape the Candidates’ Positions Today

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<p>Despite the singular nature of this year’s presidential campaign, there is plenty of continuity with past elections when it comes to health care, argue David Blumenthal, M.D., and James A. Morone in their <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> “Perspective.”</p><p>In “Past as Prologue—Presidential Politics and Health Policy,” Blumenthal, The Commonwealth Fund’s president, and Morone, director of Brown University’s Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, discuss the “deep underlying political forces and historical experiences with health care politics and policy” that are reflected in the platforms of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.</p>
<p>The authors previously collaborated on the book <em>The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office</em> (University of California Press, 2009).</p> Read more