@ Brookings Podcast: What’s Next for Health Care Reform?

Henry J. Aaron
Henry J. Aaron The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair, Senior Fellow Emeritus - Economic Studies

December 30, 2009

In this edition of the @ Brookings podcast, expert Henry Aaron says the Christmas Eve passage of a health care reform bill in the Senate gives the nation its first real chance for passing health care reform in decades. Despite the fact that the House and Senate versions of the bill contain many similar provisions, wrangling over a few controversial elements – such as abortion and funding mechanisms – will create high hurdles for a House-Senate conference committee as 2010 begins.