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Qualitative Research Support Group Seminar: Money, Interests and Obamacare

Qualitative Research Support Group Seminar: Money, Interests and Obamacare

A Medicine seminar
Date21 March 2014
Time13:00 to 14:00
PlaceVeysey Lecture theatre

Talk by Dr Amy McKay, Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics University of Exeter

As Members of Congress were developing the most significant healthcare legislation in the US in a generation, they were simultaneously receiving legal financial contributions from health care lobbyists.

By collecting and analysing newly available data about these contributions, Dr Amy McKay finds that, contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of lobbyists do not try to buy influence through campaign contributions—but a small few give large sums of money to key people at key times, which raises important questions about just who is making the laws that affect so many.

Dr. Amy McKay (Ph.D., Duke University, 2006) studies the politics of policymaking with particular focus on the role pressure groups play in writing legislation and regulation. In 2008-9 she worked on the staff of a US senator on the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). She is a senior lecturer in Politics at Exeter.

For further information please contact: j.frost@exeter.ac.uk
Tel: 01392 722970


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