Presidential Transition (2008-09)

Memos to the President

Paper

Memo to the President: Reform Health Care

January 16, 2009, Henry J. Aaron

Almost 50 million Americans are uninsured, the cost of public and private health insurance is rising and the quality of care is uneven at best. Henry Aaron offers a public memo to President Obama with recommendations on how to deal with the challenges that will confront him in reforming health care. The memo is the twelfth of 12 Brookings memos on the most crucial public policy priorities facing the new president.