Category: Health Reform

The 2012 Agenda: The Bipartisan Appeal of Improving Biomedical Research Infrastructure

With the race for the GOP nomination for the presidential election now in full swing, the 2012 political agenda is now the object of public debate and discussion.  Chief among these political agenda issues involves healthcare. President Obama’s first term in office saw healthcare reform as a primary focus with the passage of his healthcare reform bill in 2009, which aimed to cut long-term costs, invest in prevention and wellness, and to assure affordable coverage amongst other goals. Partisan politics almost derailed Obama’s attempts at addressing healthcare equity and will continue to plaque the political landscape.  For this reason, I…