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The Future of the Affordable Care Act

Mark B. McClellan

Mark McClellan, senior fellow and director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, discusses the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act and the law’s prospects for continued implementation. McClellan speaks to the surprising results of the Court’s decision to uphold the law and says that because of that ruling, the law will be implemented as enacted, at least for now. But the results of the upcoming presidential and congressional elections could have significant consequences for the law, as Republicans have vowed to overturn as much of it as possible. Still, notes McClellan, this will be complicated, as some parts of the law are very popular. Regardless of who wins in November, he says, we are going to be dealing with the same problems.


Mark B. McClellan

Former Brookings Expert

Mark McClellan is a senior fellow and director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at Brookings. He has written a number of publications on care delivery reform, physician payment reform, and accountable care implementation in the U.S. and abroad.


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