Health Care Reform and the 2014 Elections (Dr. Lawrence R. Jacobs)

On November 10, Dr. Lawrence R. Jacobs spoke about the future of the Affordable Care Act in the aftermath of Republican gains in the 2014 mid-term elections to a lunchtime audience at the Jim Thorpe Association and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. Jacobs is Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. The talk was presented by Oklahoma Scholars Strategy Network and Oklahoma Policy Institute.

Listen to the talk (courtesy KGOU’s Oklahoma Voices)

Download the Presentation (PDF)

Column: For ACA, Road bumpy, not a dead end (David Blatt, Journal Record)

News Article: Expert visits Oklahoma to discuss future of health care reform (Oklahoman, Nov. 11)

News Article: Future of Obamacare has many possible paths according to health specialist (Red Dirt Report, Nov. 14)

Editorial: Opposition to Obamacare not likely to subside (Oklahoman, Nov. 19)

Health Reform and American Public Life by dblattok


Former Executive Director David Blatt joined OK Policy in 2008 and served as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2019. He previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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