Earlier this month, Republicans introduced a new healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act, that would replace the Affordable Care Act and, they say, give Americans more choice in coverage and reduce the federal budget deficit. An independent analysis of the bill came out Monday. To help understand the new bill and the complex issue of healthcare reform, we turned to an interdisciplinary group of faculty. Here, in the first of a two-part series, we examine the major differences between “Obamacare” and the proposed American Health Care Act.
The latest legislative session is only hours old, but already wrought with controversy. Nicholas Beauchamp, an expert in U.S. politics, says this is only the beginning, and advises onlookers to keep an eye out for tension, discord, and the deployment of unconventional political tactics over the coming year.
Assistant professor Nick Beauchamp has brought science to the art of crafting persuasive text for things like advertisements and political talking points. A study found the algorithm he created generated persuasive text that shifted people’s opinions of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.