Developments in U.S. Health Policy Under Donald Trump

The George Institute for Global Health and Australian Human Rights Institute UNSW invite you to attend a public lecture, 'Developments in U.S. Health Policy Under Donald Trump'.

President Trump and the Republicans weren’t able to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare but that doesn’t mean that they are making major changes in that program and in health policy more generally. Professors Bill and Carol Weissert will provide an overview of the development in health policy over the first 18 months of the Trump Administration.

Particular attention will be paid to health care costs—which drive health policy but so far have eluded both politics and policy in the U.S. Will Trump finally do something about them?

Please arrive at 4.15pm. The event will commence at 4.30pm.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after the presentation.

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This event is a collaboration with Australian Human Rights Institute UNSW Sydney.


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About our speakers

Carol S. Weissert is LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. She is also director of the LeRoy Collins Institute of Public Policy at FSU. She is the former editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism and was the 2016 Australia Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science at Flinders University. She is a member of four political science journal editorial boards and currently serves on the American Political Science Association executive council. Her research is on federalism, health policy and state politics. Her recent work has appeared in the Journal of Politics, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, State Politics and Policy Quarterly and Regional and Federal Studies.

William G. Weissert is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Masters in Public Health Program at Florida State University, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was senior research manager for a U.S. government research institute, and senior associate at the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank. He is co-author with his wife Dr. Carol Weissert of Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy, Johns Hopkins University Press, 5th edition (forthcoming). His publications include findings from randomized experiments with expanded home care services for frail elderly patients, pay for performance in nursing homes, provision of risk information to case managers, and synthesis of findings from studies of case management for high cost patients.