Martin Mayer, assistant professor in Political Science and Public Administration, and colleagues recently published a new book with Routledge Press.
State Politics and the Affordable Care Act examines state-level dynamics influencing state support or opposition of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2010.
"To truly understand policy change in the American context, we must look to the states. This book adds to our understanding of the importance of economic, historic, political, and social context in shaping policy development and implementation. Morris, Mayer, Kenter, and Lucero’s careful look at the experiences of four diverse states sheds light on ACA’s turbulent and dynamic history. The lessons drawn here are important to the study of health policy, and provide new insights on the character of the American intergovernmental system." — Christopher Plein, Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Public Service, West Virginia University