30 Issues: Big Health

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30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The relationship between the federal government and the health care industry. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Key Questions

  • Can Medicare and Medicaid ever be made affordable?
  • What comes next nationally for Obamacare?
  • Should New Jersey opt into expanded Medicaid?
  • Does the federal government do enough to encourage personal responsibility for health, or is it a "nanny state?"
  • How great a burden are medical costs, and do they contribute to economic inequality?

What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!


Got a Follow Up?

Each Friday we'll be following up on one of that week's issues. Got a particular follow-up question from this conversation? Comment below or tweet us. Tweet to @brianlehrer