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LSE (London School of Economics) US Centre

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USApp: American Politics and Policy Blog


In the lead up to last week’s midterm elections, polls consistently showed that healthcare was on the forefront of many Americans’ minds. With the Democratic Party now in control of the US House of Representatives, Republican efforts to repeal President Obama’s signature healthcare reform, Obamacare, are likely to be significantly curtailed. But that doesn’t mean they will end completely, argue Simon F. Haeder and Philip Rocco. Drawing on evidence from their research on previous Republican actions to repeal Obamacare, they write that the influence of activists within their party means that the GOP are likely to continue their efforts to impede the full operation of the Affordable Care Act at the state level, through the courts, and via executive actions.


Published version. USApp: American Politics and Policy Blog, (November 14, 2018). Publisher Link. © 2018 LSE (London School of Economics) US Centre. Used with permission.

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