Stable Condition: Attitudes Towards Healthcare

Join us for a discussion about healthcare and attitudes towards Obamacare with Penn Professor Daniel Hopkins (AB '00, Ph.D '07) and healthcare policy expert, Professor Allison Hoffman from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.  


When President Obama and the Democrats enacted the Affordable Care Act in 2010, they thought--and Republicans feared--that it could reshape American politics by cementing the loyalties of millions of poor, working-class, and middle-class voters. But in the years after it became law, "Obamacare" actually became less popular, and Republicans came very close to repealing it in 2017. In his new book, Healthcare and Attitudes Towards Obamacare: Stable Condition, Professor Daniel J. Hopkins (A.B. '00, Ph.D. '07) compiles extensive data from interviews and hundreds of surveys to provide a comprehensive look at how Americans have thought about the Affordable Care Act, the largest social policy reform in a generation. Despite all the tools at their disposal, political leaders had only very limited impacts on public opinion about the law - and when leaders tried to move public opinion, they often provoked a backlash. This timely book has lessons for leaders and citizens alike.



  • 6:00pm -  Arrive/Mingle
  • 6:30pm - Remarks & Questions
  • 7:30pm - Mingle/Questions/Neworking
  • 8:00pm - Conclude  

Date: Tuesday,October 3, 2023

Time: 6:00-8:00pm


The Forum, 2nd floor, Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

133 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, 19104 (Penn Campus near bookstore)

Cost: Free!!!

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Event Organizer: The Harvard Club of Philadelphia  




6:00PM - 8:00PM Tue 3 Oct 2023, Eastern timezone


The Forum, 2nd floor, Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
133 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Luke McLoughlin
Kaoru Takasaki
Judith Fagin
  Judith E. Fagin, PMP
Jill McDonald
Kaoru Takasaki
Susan Holliday
Theodore Christopher
Matthew Young
Gail Chavis
Katherine Chavigny
Sergio Della Zassa
Alice Rossmann
  Penn Medicine
Andrea Kirsh
Lynn Ricot
Ifeoluwa Obayan
Paul Chow
Lesley Hanes
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