More from Susan Greenfield on Jane Austen (but this time, also on health care!)

Professor Susan Greenfield published "Postmortem: Jane Austen and Repealing the Affordable Care Act" in the August 9. 2017 Los Angeles Review of Books blog.



POSTMORTEM: JANE AUSTEN AND REPEALING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

For now, it appears the Republican Senators’ attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is dead. But key provisions (like cost-sharing reductions for insurers) remain in doubt, Vice President Pence has said, “We won’t rest until we end […] ObamaCare,” and Trump still wants to sabotage the law.  In July, the vast majority of Republican Senators were prepared to do just that.

At about the same time that Republicans were busy attacking the ACA, Austen fans throughout America (and the world) were celebrating the author’s bicentenary. Few people, I suspect, saw any connection between the subjects..... [Click here to read the full article]