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New scholarship for a new paradigm in interest groups politics…

The 2010 campaign and election was pivotal: the Republican takeover of the House, the advent of “super PACs,” and record-breaking sums spent on a midterm election. More than ever before, interest groups were able to mobilize new resources and new technologies in a shifting set of House and Senate races. This timely volume explores—in a series of lively case studies—a cross-section of groups, communities, and networks that vividly illustrates the “unleashing” of interest group activity in the electoral process in response to Citizens United and other court cases and events

Drugs, Doctors, and Hospitals: Campaigning Post–Health Care Reform
Drugs, doctors, and hospitals: Campaigning post–health care reform
Suzanne M.Robbins

On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law. This landmark legislation overhauled the American health care system, guaranteeing health insurance for millions of previously uninsured Americans. Specifically, more children would gain access to health care, young adults would maintain coverage via their parents until age twenty-six, and those with preexisting conditions would no longer face discrimination in insurance coverage. In addition, seniors gained discounts on prescription drugs and small businesses received tax credits to cover their employees.1 In short, health care became more accessible to more people. The drama leading up to the president's signature included the rise of the Tea Party, discussions of ...

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