Inside National Health Reform

Inside National Health Reform

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, favorite, 2012, 5-nonfiction, healthcare, Health, Nonfiction, Politics, History

This indispensable guide to the Affordable Care Act, our new national health care law, lends an insider’s deep understanding of policy to a lively and absorbing account of the extraordinary—and extraordinarily ambitious—legislative effort to reform the nation’s 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 ACA’s 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.

Title:Inside National Health Reform
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780520270190
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  • Mia Young

    Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the American healthcare system and the policies that govern it. McDonough manages to break down the ACA, a 2000 page law filled with nuan...

  • Shon

    UPDATE: Have now completed the entire book. Still retains 4 star rating for me. McDonough does more than just paraphrase a 2000+ page bill. Indeed, he frames the significance of this legislation, citi...

  • Nathanael Roy

    "The ACA is a product of naked and enormous self-interest and an act of public-interest legislative politics of the highest order; way too expensive and not nearly expensive enough; the result of a se...

  • Jason

    A wonderfully detailed look at one of the biggest pieces of legislation in the last 100 years, I would highly recommend this for not only a comprehensive guide to the affordable care act, but also for...

  • Jim

    This book was highly recommended to me by someone in the health policy business. She needed it back relatively quickly to get it signed by the author, who is her close personal friend. Add to this the...

  • Susan

    It is what it is advertised to be: an introduction to the ACA and the political context around it, how and why its sections came about, and where all the media turmoil fits into the larger act. I read...

  • Max

    Perfect summary of the ACA for an intermediate knowledge level. This book is an overview of U.S. health reform, with just enough narrative on the political process to make it interesting, and enough p...

  • Ericka Labedz

    Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is a very significant piece of legislation affecting health care in the US. The first half of the book gives a very interesting and detailed account of how ...

  • Morgen Shambaugh

    This was a very informative book about the changing healthcare landscape in America. The first two sections of the book go into a lot of unnecessary detail, but the third section, which outlines the m...

  • Beth Haynes

    Written by a liberal, but in general is a pretty even handed account of the ACA. Good introduction if you want to knw what is in the law and a bit of the politics involved in passing it. Of course the...