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Health Care A Priority For Midterm Voters; "New Localism" Helps Drive Cities Forward

 Health care was considered political kryptonite for Democrats after passage of the Affordable Care Act.  But now health care and specifically protecting those with pre-existing conditions may turn into  political gold.   Many voters are telling pollsters health care is a main issue driving them this 2018 election cycle.   But it's not just Democrats touting health care. Republicans, too, are promising to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions.  Both sides have made health care the focus of debate and of ads running here in Ohio and nationwide.     How and why has the political climate on health care changed? And what's at stake for consumers after the election?  Be Well Health Reporter, Marlene Harris-Taylor delves into this topic where health care and politics intersect.  Later, urban scholar Bruce Katz discusses the concept of the "new localism."


  • Marlene Harris-Taylor, Ideastream, Be Well Health Reporter
  • Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor in Chief, Kaiser Health News  
  • Rea Hederman Jr., Executive Director, Economic Research Center; VP of Policy, The Buckeye Institute  
  • JB Silvers, Ph.D., Professor, Health Care Finance, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University  
  • Bernard Buckner, retired public safety official