Mark A. Peterson

University of California, Los Angeles
Public Policy

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
6315 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA
USA
90064
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My current research focuses on the ways in which various features of national health care policy making, such as health care reform, Medicare policy, and HIV/AIDS policy, are influenced by the dynamics of major institutions of American government--especially the presidency, Congress, and interest groups--as well as public opinion, election results, the roles of "social learning" and the factors that affect the recognition, acquisition, and use of research evidence in policy making. In addition, some of my work, as part of the Blue Sky Health Initiative, involves direct contributions to health and health care policy making at the local, state, and national level, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Citation:
Peterson, Mark A. 2015. "The Third Rail of Politics: The Rise and Fall of Medicare's Untouchabililty." Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America's Entitlement Programs in the Age of the Affordable Care Act. Alan B. Cohen, David C. Colby, Keith A. Weiloo, and Julian E. Zelzer, eds. Oxford University Press.
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Peterson, Mark A. 2012. “The Ideological and Partisan Polarization of Health Care Reform and Tax Policy.” Tax Law Review 65 (4):627-667.
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Peterson, Mark A., Hardball Politics, Hobbled Policy: Contexts, Choices, and Consequences in U.S. Health Reform. Book manuscript.
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Peterson, Mark A. 2011. "Interest Groups and the Executive Branch." In Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying, ed. Burdett A. Loomis. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
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Aberbach, Joel D., and Mark A. Peterson, eds. 2005. Institutions of American Democracy: The Executive Branch. New York: Oxford University Press.

Substantive Focus:
Governance PRIMARY
Health Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History SECONDARY
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Public Opinion

Keywords

HEALTH POLICY PROCESS EVIDENCE IN POLICYMAKING MEDICARE CONGRESS PRESIDENT INTEREST GROUPS HEALTH CARE REFORM