June 12, 2017
Making the Political Personal: Health Insurance, State Visibility, and Civic Perceptions
12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Join Civic Hall’s Ashley Tallevi for an open discussion about research into the political consequences of privatizing social policy. Over the past half-century, much of the growth in US government programs has been carried out by non-state actors, creating the so-called hidden or submerged state. For instance, although Medicaid is a government-funded health insurance program, private entities administer Medicaid’s health insurance plans in most states. In this discussion, Ashley will identify how shifting administrative authority away from the state generates attitudinal distortions that ultimately serve to reinforce public support for the submerged state.