What’s Next? Health Care After the Midterms

November 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Nov. 8, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Georgetown Law will host a panel of experts discussing the political landscape for health care policy after the Tuesday’s elections.


Health care, according to exit polls, was the number one issue on voters’ minds this week. Yet, amidst public pressure for action on health care costs and access, the midterm elections have left American government even more polarized. Are creative deals possible, or will the politics of outrage prevail?  Is the Affordable Care Act now an enduring part of our health policy landscape, or will ongoing challenges in all three branches of government, at the federal and state levels, eviscerate it? A panel of experts will discuss what’s next for health care.


M. Gregg Bloche (moderator), professor, Georgetown Law; author of The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise Their Promise to Heal

Jonathan Cohn, senior national correspondent, Huffington Post; author of Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis – and the People Who Pay the Price; formerly: executive editor, American Prospect and senior editor, The New Republic

Katie Keithwriter, Health Affairs blog; adjunct professor, Georgetown Law; scholar, Georgetown Law’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Chris Jacobs, CEO, Juniper Research Group; former policy director, America Next; formerly: policy analyst & advisor at the Heritage Foundation, Joint Economic Committee Senate Staff, and the House Republican Conference


Thursday, November, 2018
3:30 – 5:00 pm


Georgetown Law
Hotung Building, room 1001
550 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001