Democrats and demography: America's changing demographics and the 2016 election
This panel brings together a group of experts to discuss the changes, their significance, and the possibilities for political success. The discussion will include a sneak preview of data from the AEI, Center for American Progress, and Brookings Institution "States of Change" project that forecasts demographic change in 2016 and beyond and examines the political implications.
Fixing decades of failed dogma on Medicaid
Although liberals view Medicaid as a platform to redistribute income, its original purpose was to simply deliver good healthcare to low-income Americans. Contrary to these original goals, Medicaid funds designated for the poor and chronically ill are used to pay for ballooning middle-class entitlements for long-term care. To fix a program that has failed for decades, we need to create a targeted system that delivers aid to those who need it most. Only then can Medicaid do what it originally set out to accomplish.