Where is There Scope for Bipartisan Social Policy Reform in the U.S.?

With U.S. mid-term elections coming up, and most reliable forecasts showing that Democrats will likely lose the majority in the House and several seats in the Senate, there’s a big unanswered question about whether there is scope to advance a progressive social policy agenda in a bipartisan environment. The experience with health reform was not hopeful, still I offer you this poll. Vote and share your thoughts in the comments.

About Brendan Saloner

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program. I completed a PhD in health policy at Harvard in 2012. My current research focuses on children's health, public programs, racial/ethnic disparities, and mental health. I am also interested in justice and health care.
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1 Response to Where is There Scope for Bipartisan Social Policy Reform in the U.S.?

  1. Eric Marinelli says:

    Education reform definitely seems most likely to me. Both sides now seem to be supportive of merit pay and holding teachers more accountable to their pupil’s performance. Likewise, education has significant implications for the United States’s future economy, something Republicans support, and education has traditionally been a central issue of the Democratic Party, given it’s value in improving social mobility.

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