Follow-Up

Running for governor, again

Throughout his eight years as governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro J. Rosselló, M.D. ’70, M.P.H., concerned himself with two main issues—universal health care and statehood for the island. He succeeded in one with a reform that brought health insurance to all, yet victory narrowly eluded him in the other. In two non-binding plebiscites, voters expressed a preference for commonwealth status.In 2000, at the end of his tenure, Rosselló chose not to seek a third term. Instead he went to Washington to teach public health at George Washington University and analyze disenfranchisement and universal health care at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Early in 2003 Rosselló announced his return to politics,...

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