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Risky Business: Health Care Before and After Trump

Colin Gordon (University of Iowa, USA)

Trump and the Deeper Crisis

ISBN: 978-1-80455-513-2, eISBN: 978-1-80455-512-5

Publication date: 12 December 2022


This chapter focuses on the Trump administration's health policies, with an emphasis on its efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It assesses those policies both in the context of the administration's broader goals and motivations, and in the context of systemic deficits and deficiencies in American health policy. I argue that failures of health policy and health security in the face of the pandemic reflect those longstanding weaknesses, much more so than the administration's actions (or inaction).



Gordon, C. (2022), "Risky Business: Health Care Before and After Trump", Young, K.A., Schwartz, M. and Lachmann, R. (Ed.) Trump and the Deeper Crisis (Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 39), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 107-125.



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