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1Case Study Analysis: Man on a WireJoseph A. DeLucaSouthern New Hampshire UniversityPAD 630: Foundations of Public AdministrationProfessor David WilliamsJanuary 17, 2021Introduction
CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: MAN ON A WIRE2Public Administration issues addressed in the case studyMan on a Wire: Bart StupakWalks a Tight Line Between Obamacare & Abortion,include the ethics of the politicalenvironment, social equity and transparency. In a TedTalk onThe Significance of Ethics andEthics Education in Daily Life,the presenter states, “…interviewees discuss ethics as in what’sright and wrong as entirely up to each individual” (Burroughs, 2016, 06:03-06:06). This was thecrux of the internal fight that Representative Bart Stupak had regarding his vote on the passageof the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are other public administration issues as well, but thesethree played a tug-of-war with Representative Stupak’s political beliefs and personal convictions.The political environment that existed at the time at the National level, placedRepresentative Bart Stupak, a moderate Democrat from the Upper Peninsula section of Michiganin the majority in the House. Stupak, a Roman Catholic was proud of his pro-life stance onabortion. Following the 2008 election cycle, the United States now had a Democratic controlledCongress as well as a Democratic president. One of the major issues that was being debated in2009 was the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, easy passage was not in the cards becausethere were several pro-life Democrats that wanted to be certain that there would be nogovernment subsidized abortions under ACA. Representative Stupak was in for a fight that heneither asked for or wanted, but he knew that his base and his personal beliefs would be at odds

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