Simon F. Haeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science in the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy & Politics at West Virginia University. His teaching and research interests include the public policymaking process, regulatory politics, lobbying and interest group politics, and healthcare policy.
His most recent work has focused on such issues as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, provider directories, and regulatory policymaking at the Office of Management and Budget. This work been published in the American Political Science Review, Health Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.
"The fact that our nation is the only advanced industrial country without universal healthcare cannot be blamed on Republican obstruction alone. It was also caused by Democratic leaders who've spent decades catering to corporate interests."