This forum explored the intersection of health policy and politics. Health policy has become one of the most hot-button, emotional issues in public policy. In an increasingly politically partisan atmosphere, substantive civil dialogue about the merits of various health policy approaches has been lacking. This forum filled that void and provided an opportunity to listen to and engage in a civil discourse around health policy. The event featured dialogue between Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress and Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Insitute and the author of the Forbes magazine blog The Apothocary. The event also featured a bipartisan panel of Ohio legislators.