From Roosevelt to Clinton, many American presidents tried to pass universal coverage but failed. Nevertheless, Obama and the Democratic leadership chose to tackle the issue again and succeeded in getting the Affordable Care (ACA) law passed. Stuart Altman, Former Assistant Secretary of the US department of Health, Education and Welfare explores health reform - what made it necessary, the competing proposals that existed before the ACA was passed, and if it will slow healthcare spending. Recorded on 02/06/2014. (#27899)
Why is Health Reform So Difficult: Will it Slow the Growth in Spending?
Health Reform at the Crossroads: How We Got to the ACA and Where We Go from Here-- Mini Medical School for the Public Presented by UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Date: 5/13/2014; 58 minutes