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In our last episode, taped in March of 2017, we spoke to Zeke Emanuel, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act. Today, we’re going to talk to one of the guys who has played a leading role in thinking about how to replace Obamacare: Lanhee Chen.
Lanhee is best known for his role in Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns—he was Romney’s director of domestic policy in 2008, and director of all policy in 2012. In 2016, he was a policy advisor to Marco Rubio.
Today, Lanhee is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in Stanford’s Public Policy Program. He has also taught at Stanford Law School, and sits on the faculty steering committee of Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service. Lanhee serves on a number of boards, including the board of directors of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, and as a presidential appointee to the bipartisan and independent Social Security Advisory Board.
Along with health care reform, Lanhee shares his thoughts on the new GOP tax reform plan and how Asian powers are looking at the Trump administration. And he answers the most important question of all: “What’s the most important thing the Trump administration can do to get the economy working for those who have struggled most over the last ten years?”
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