A live webcast 11am-Noon CT Thursday, November 1, 2018, with on-demand video posted after the event, will examine key issues for healthcare in the 2018 Midterm Elections. The event is live at

https://www.facebook.com/Forumhsph and accessible at ForumHSPH.org

Healthcare has emerged as a pivotal issue for American voters. Conversations around preexisting conditions protections, short-term health plans, drug costs and premium rates are as contentious as ever

Debates around Medicare and Medicaid have grabbed headlines, while the Affordable Care Act has remained divisive, despite helping millions become insured.

Against this backdrop, state governments have forged ahead with their own health policy decisions, adding to the complex tangle of healthcare policies in the country. This Forum panel will explore what’s at stake in the 2018 midterm elections for Americans and their healthcare future.

The forum features: Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School; John McDonough, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Avik Roy, Co-founder and President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity; Gail Wilensky, Economist and Former Director of Medicare and Medicaid programs under President GHW Bush; Senior Fellow at Project HOPE; and Moderator Yasmeen Abutaleb, Healthcare Correspondent, Reuters.

For further information contact: Todd Datz, tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu, 617-432-8077

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