As Congress debates the new health care bill, it remains one of the least popular pieces of legislation amongst voters in decades. In fact, according to a new poll by David Broockman and Christopher Warshaw, not one state supports it.
- Daniel Hemel, University of Chicago Law School
Tom Baker, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Whatever happens with “repeal and replace” in the Republican-led Congress, efforts to protect the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of access to quality health insurance are far from over. Two SSNers detail the Trump administration’s potential next moves, and outline specific steps that state policymakers can take to preserve functioning health insurance subsidies and marketplaces on which millions of Americans depend.
- Eric Anthony Grollman, University of Richmond
Lisa R. Miller, Eckerd College
Many transgender Americans report being denied a job because of their identity, but that’s just one result of the discrimination they face. Professors Eric Grollman and Lisa Miller explain how unfair treatment also harms their mental and physical health.
With political shifts in Washington, DC and the states, institutions and policies that deal with energy are likely to change. SSN scholars from across the country weigh in on updates to energy policy that – even in the current political climate – could spur innovation, improve existing programs, and promote new technologies.
- Adam J. Berinsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Fake news” has become big news, and increasing partisan polarization has further accelerated the growth of political rumors among both the Democratic and Republican party. New research by Berinsky shows that politicians who speak against their partisan interests for the sake of the truth are effective players in correcting misinformation.
The Scholars Strategy Network is inaugurating a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scholars who wish to engage in research and public scholarship to improve policy and strengthen democracy.