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Is Health Care a Human Right? (Heather H. Howard)

Is Health Care a Human Right? (Heather H. Howard)

With the coronavirus revealing the cracks in the U.S. health care system, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being challenged before the Supreme Court, how will health care access and affordability impact voters’ decisions in November? Heather Howard joins Before the Ballot to discuss how the pandemic is intertwined with the economic crisis, its effects on the ongoing opioid epidemic and preventative care, and the campaigns’ approaches to health care policy. Howard is a lecturer at Princeton University and director of State Health and Value Strategies. ABOUT THE SHOW Before the Ballot is a podcast series designed to educate voters before they cast their ballots this November. It features faculty at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. The show is hosted by Elisabeth Donahue, associate dean of public affairs and communications. It is produced and edited by Henry Barrett ’22 and B. Rose Huber, communications manager and senior writer. Sarah Binder, communications specialist, wrote these summaries.

Duration: 24 min

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