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The Hill: Focus on states for health care solutions this midterm election

Published On October 12, 2018

By: Emily Barson, Tom Kise

“No matter which political party wins seats in Washington, D.C. in the upcoming midterm elections, viable policy solutions on health care are highly unlikely to come out of our nation’s capital in the near future. The political temperature here is too hot.

Especially if, as many predict, a ‘blue wave’ of Democrats takes control of the House, a newly divided federal government will be less successful at forging solutions to big challenges. True, there may be fleeting hope that something positive will come out of ongoing work to stem the opioid epidemic or control rising prescription drug costs, but mostly, domestic policy discussion will remain on hold for at least another two years.”

Read the full Op-Ed here.