Health Legislation in the 115th Congress: Interview with Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Congress is engaged in vigorous debates about health reform, the federal budget, and other sweeping policy changes that could have a potent impact on health. The future of Obamacare and the possibility that Medicaid may be significantly restructured or cut back dramatically are very much in play. The level of funding for the biomedical research and public health activities of the NIH, CDC and FDA are uncertain. Foreign-aid decisions are certain to influence major HIV initiatives and pandemic surveillance worldwide. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) offers an insider’s look at the policy and political implications of possible congressional actions.

Festival: Spotlight Health 2017

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: Politics

In recent years, the founding fathers have almost become deities—figures to be revered for their role in creating our... See more
Authoritarian populists are gaining power from Ankara to Athens, from Warsaw to Washington. Meanwhile, popular support... See more
This talk rethinks refugees as a potential economic benefit to the societies that host them, rather than simply passive... See more
The promise of a better life now rings hollow to millions who find that hard work offers them no guarantee of making it... See more
We know DNA is a master key that unlocks medical and forensic secrets, but genetic testing is also impacting urgent... See more
Many American Muslims — especially those who have worked in government or in other ways to counter radicalism and... See more

Pages