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Breaking Gridlock: The Determinants of Health Policy Change in Congress

Authors: Craig Volden, Alan E. Wiseman

Scholars have often commented that health policymaking in Congress is mired in political gridlock, that reforms are far more likely to fail than to succeed, and the path forward is unclear. To reach such conclusions, scholars of health politics have tended to analyze individual major reform proposals to determine why they succeeded or failed and what lessons could be drawn for the future. 

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