Thursday, April 3, 2014
Public Affairs Center 002
The Missing Piece
in the Affordable Care Act
Sponsored by the Government Department
Professor Joseph White
Luxenburg Family Professor of Public Policy
Case Western Reserve University
Four years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act makes no credible promise to meet the goal that most voters most desired — which was not to expand coverage to the previously uninsured, but to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of paying for health insurance. Why did the Democrats pass legislation that was not explicitly designed to reduce health insurance costs? The answers involve interest group politics, regional divisions in the Democratic Party, and the politics of the health care policy community
Apparently, “Academic Crimes” are a real thing in Connecticut. A student who commits them can be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor which includes up to 6 months imprisonment or up to $1000 in fines. [Clicking on the image will take you to the legal specifics.]
Of course, our Wesleyan Honor Code should prevent this from ever happening, right?
The US can no longer afford to remain mute on the erosion of freedom in these two key Mideast powers. While certain interests may tempt Washington to emphasize stability over democracy, this is a mistake. A look to Russia shows the fallacies of engaging with autocratic regimes.