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Aspen Ideas Festival 2018: The State Of The State Of Health

Jun 22, 2018

The states shoulder a significant amount of responsibility for tackling the opioid epidemic, reversing obesity trends, and reducing tobacco use within their borders. They also have policy decisions to make about expanding Medicaid, developing health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, serving undocumented residents, and strengthening their public health systems.

Budget constraints, politics, demographics, and health indicators all influence their response. Health policy journalist Julie Rover and her co-hosts on Kaiser Health News’ “What the Health?” talk to governors John Hickenlooper (Colorado) and Steve Bullock (Montana) about the health challenges in their states, and how they provide and pay for health care.