Senate Healthcare: The Stakes are High
Grant Reeher, professor of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and director of the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University and host of the Campbell Conversations on WRVO, says the stakes are even higher for the Senate to pass their version of the health care bill this summer.
“As Congress gets closer to actually passing something through both chambers, the stakes get higher for Republicans,” Reeher says. “And the Trump administration needs some wins.
“But it’s not just Republicans who may be on the hook; if the effort to change Obamacare should fail, and premiums, deductibles, and co-pays (not to mention the national debt) continue to rise, Democrats may share some of the blame for the situation, as they have been playing almost an exclusively opposition role to any change to Obamacare,” says Reeher.
Professor Reeher is available to speak to media about this issue. To connect with him, contact Ellen James Mbuqe, director of news and public relations at Syracuse University, at 315.443.1897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.