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J Health Polit Policy Law (2019) 44 (6): 855–884.
Published: 01 December 2019
... share is associated with a 3.2-percentage-point increase in average premium growth for a standard plan. A variety of robustness and placebo checks suggest the relationship is driven by partisanship. Conclusions: Partisan polarization can threaten the successful implementation of policies that rely on...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2019) 44 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 February 2019
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Published: 01 August 2018
Figure 1 Increasing Partisan Ideological Polarization in the House of Representatives, 1933–2015 Source : Data from Voteview.com 2016 . The data for this figure come from what is now the legacy website for Voteview.com : legacy.voteview.com . Note : Vertical dotted lines indicate when More
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2017) 42 (2): 363–375.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Craig Volden Abstract With increasing ideological polarization both within states and across states, policy makers face new challenges in developing and refining policies. This essay explores these challenges in the context of the spread of health policies across the states under the Affordable...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2011) 36 (6): 1021–1059.
Published: 01 December 2011
... public health are increasingly characterized by partisan polarization in public attitudes and that such polarization is attributable, at least partly, to the breakdown of the information commons that characterized the U.S. mass media from roughly the 1950s until the early 1990s. In its place has arisen...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1984) 9 (2): 291–313.
Published: 01 April 1984
...Phil Brown The right to refuse treatment is the most controversial of the rights of mental patients, and usually polarizes the movement for mental health reform between providers of care and external activist reformers. A broad alliance supported earlier struggles for recognition of patients...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2019) 44 (6): 911–917.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Lawrence R. Jacobs; Suzanne Mettler; Ling Zhu Abstract The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in a deeply polarized context, and it has endured multiple challenges to its implementation and its very existence that continue to this day. Yet, we find that the law is entering a new phase of...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2020) 45 (1): 111–141.
Published: 01 February 2020
... lawmakers bolstering or eroding marketplaces. Findings: In each case, Democrat-controlled states were more likely to bolster marketplaces than Republican-controlled states were, with decisions more polarized in those policy areas—navigator laws and transitional plan termination—and with greater potential...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2020) 45 (4): 647–660.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Daniel Béland; Philip Rocco; Alex Waddan Abstract Many argue that the frustrated implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) stems from the unprecedented level of political polarization that has surrounded the legislation. This article draws attention to the law's “institutional DNA” as a...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2020) 45 (5): 711–728.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., with messaging originating from diverse sponsors with multiple objectives. Second, partisan cues in news and political ads are abundant, likely contributing to the crystallized politically polarized opinion about the law. Third, partisan discussions of the ACA in political ads have shifted in volume...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2018) 43 (3): 427–453.
Published: 01 June 2018
... was vulnerable to the simpler opposition narrative of an overweening state, and a crusade narrative that met the opposing narrative of patriotic resistance on its own terms but could not allay partisan polarization. Carolyn Hughes Tuohy is professor emeritus of political science and a founding...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2018) 43 (4): 551–577.
Published: 01 August 2018
... polarization.” The hurdles facing retrenchment—in particular, the sway of national public opinion—have not simply diminished; they have changed, in ways that should be incorporated into our theories. health care polarization welfare state On July 28, 2017, Senator John McCain approached GOP Majority...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2017) 42 (1): 167–195.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Erika Franklin Fowler; Laura M. Baum; Colleen L. Barry; Jeff Niederdeppe; Sarah E. Gollust Abstract Public opinion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been polarized since the law's passage. Past research suggests these conditions would make any media influence on the public limited at best...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2016) 41 (4): 803–826.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... What does the ACA's performance to date tell us about the possibilities and limits of health care reform in the United States? I identify key challenges in ACA implementation—the inherently disruptive nature of reform, partisan polarization, the limits of “near universal” coverage, complexity, and...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2011) 36 (6): 935–944.
Published: 01 December 2011
... health care policies and the politicians and parties that propose or attack these contentious policies. Three cognitive mechanisms are identified: a prior belief effect, confirmation bias, and disconfirmation bias. Together, these information processes conspire to produce persistence and polarization of...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2011) 36 (6): 945–960.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Michael Henderson; D. Sunshine Hillygus Recent debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act highlights the extent of party polarization in Washington. While the partisan divide on this issue is stark among political elites, it is less clear how the mass electorate has responded to...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2012) 37 (2): 253–295.
Published: 01 April 2012
... global health issues. The article also shows how exclusionary patterns of cooperation and competition are emerging in health policy making at the global level. These patterns threaten effective learning by risking both polarization of the policy debate and unanticipated consequences of health policy...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 April 2013
... coverage regardless of income or health status. Although many aspects of the act have received broad attention, its impact on reproductive health has received considerably less scrutiny, except when debated through the specific lens of particularly polarized ideological concerns. If fully implemented as...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (4): 683–708.
Published: 01 August 2013
... polarization and gubernatorial appointment power) are correlated with the degree of policy specificity in state contraceptive mandates. This finding reinforces previous law and policy scholarship that has shown that greater fragmentation promotes ambiguous statutory language because broad wording acts as a...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2014) 39 (1): 97–137.
Published: 01 February 2014
... Republican responses to the exchange dilemma during 2010–13. We explore how exchanges became controversial and explain why so few Republican-led states opted for their own exchange, focusing on the intensifying resistance to Obamacare amid a rightward shift in state politics, partisan polarization, and...