University of California Press
Inside National Health Reform (California/Milbank Books On Health And The Public)
- Publish Date: 2011-09-12
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: John E. McDonough
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This indispensable guide to the Affordable Care Act, our new national health care law, lends an insiders deep understanding of policy to a lively and absorbing account of the extraordinaryand extraordinarily ambitiouslegislative effort to reform the nations health care system. Dr. John E. McDonough, DPH, a health policy expert who served as an advisor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy, provides a vivid picture of the intense effort required to bring this legislation into law. McDonough clearly explains the ACAs inner workings, revealing the rich landscape of the issues, policies, and controversies embedded in the law yet unknown to most Americans. In his account of these historic events, McDonough takes us through the process from the 2008 presidential campaign to the moment in 2010 when President Obama signed the bill into law. At a time when the nation is taking a second look at the ACA, Inside National Health Reform provides the essential information for Americans to make informed judgments about this landmark law.