The Contentious Affordable Care Act
Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective
- March 31, 2014
Origins at the Ohio State University presents History Talk, hosted by Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy.
In this edition, expert guests Sandra Tanenbaum, Steven Conn and Tamara Mann discuss the contentious history of health care policy in the United States — specifically the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known pejoratively and positively as “Obamacare.”
Is the label “socialist” a kiss of death? Does the ACA move away from the “public charge” model? Is Obamacare about cost-effective health care, or is it more about health coverage for all? How long has it taken policymakers in the past to craft effective programs?
*[This podcast was originally produced and featured by Origins.]
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