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The effect of midterm elections on the U.S. healthcare agenda will be examined in a forum

November 15, 2010 | 12:37 pm

Stetho1 The midterm elections are over, but the implications for American healthcare may be felt for years to come.  Need a little help deciphering how the politics will affect the nation’s healthcare agenda?

On Wednesday, the California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities will try to provide some answers.

The organization will hold a free public conversation with Jamie Court, president of the liberal advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, and George Lakoff, a UC Berkeley linguist and expert on political discourse.

They will examine the role of government in healthcare and the effect of this month’s elections on the new law and on Californians. They’ll discuss both conservative and progressive perspectives, and examine how individuals can influence the post-election healthcare agenda.

For information, go to the California Endowment online.

-- Duke Helfand

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