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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Republican Control of Congress: What Does it Mean for Health Reform?

December 22, 2014, Henry J. Aaron

Henry Aaron discusses how the six-year-old political fight over Obamacare will continue for at least two more years in both legal and political venues and may well continue even longer than that.

  • Podcast

    Health Care Reform Opportunities and Affordable Care Act Implementation

    September 13, 2013, Kavita Patel and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    Whoever wins the election, the (health care law) is going to be modified.

    September 26, 2012, Mark B. McClellan, The Associated Press
  • Expert Q & A | Mark B. McClellan

    The Future of the Affordable Care Act

    August 10, 2012, Mark B. McClellan

  • In the News

    [Mitt Romney] belongs to a very conservative party that hates this [health care] bill, many members of which have sworn that they’d rather eat ground glass than let this law go forward. But there is the conflicting problem of, ‘If you break it, you own it.’ [He will own] anything that goes wrong with the health-care system down the road.

    July 10, 2012, Henry J. Aaron, Washington Post
  • In the News

    Absent unified Republican Party control of Congress and the White House after the November elections, a newly-elected Romney would have no chance of repealing the health care law.

    July 2, 2012, Sarah A. Binder, Washington Post
  • In the News

    Actual repeal of health care reform on “day one” of a Romney administration is not possible, but a President Romney—assisted by a Republican House and Senate—could put into motion the steps necessary to pursue repeal over the course of 2013. Technically, Romney’s success would depend on whether or not Republicans gain control of both the House and Senate, and on the byzantine rules of the budget process in Congress.

    July 2, 2012, Sarah A. Binder, Washington Post
  • In the News

    [E]verything associated with health care reform has been highly partisan, and that is not likely to change any time soon. Public opinion has been sharply divided from the very beginning and sentiments have not changed significantly over the past few years. It is a sad commentary on our times that people cannot see beyond their own party views to evaluate how the legislation affects them personally.

    July 1, 2012, Darrell M. West, The Daily Kos
  • In the News

    Public opinion on the [health care law] has been remarkably stable for two years, and I don’t think anything the president says (or Romney, for that matter) will make much of a difference. Only direct experience of the Act’s effects will change people’s minds, or alternatively, confirm them.

    June 29, 2012, William A. Galston, Real Clear Politics Blog
  • Expert Q & A | Henry J. Aaron

    Supreme Court Decides Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

    June 28, 2012, Henry J. Aaron

  • Interview | NPR News

    June 28, 2012, Kavita Patel

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