U.S. Healthcare Reform: What REALLY Happened Behind-the-Scenes -and What’s Next
February 23, 2012
Hosted by Té Revesz
Has anything been more controversial or more consequential then the ongoing battle over US healthcare reform? My guest, Richard Kirsch, spent three years at the epicenter of the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act. He worked inside the Beltway, alongside and sometimes at odds with the Obama administration, and with activists across the US as head of Healthcare for America Now, a grassroots campaign of over 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people. His new book, Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States, describes the tense relationship between progressives and the Administration, as the President and his team pushed for reform and made concessions to the healthcare industry, while trying to squelch any pressure from the left. This issue impacts every firm doing business in the US. Tune in to hear the inside story of what REALLY happened (and how) - and what it means for the future of US policy and politics.
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