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Published: 28 December 2015

240 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190262037

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Health Care Reform and American Politics

What Everyone Needs to KnowR

Third Edition

Lawrence Jacobs and Theda Skocpol

What Everyone Needs To Know®

  • Explains how health care reform will affect all groups of Americans, from rich to poor
  • Concise, authoritative and dramatic account of how health care reform came to pass and the politics behind the bill
  • Details how it will improve America's health care system and improve health care for ordinary Americans
  • Authored by two of the nation's leading scholars of American politics
  • Includes a powerful final chapter on whether the new law will be repealed or watered down in coming years

New to this Edition:

  • Updated to cover the 2015 King v. Burwell Decision
  • Checks in five years after passage of the ACA to see how health care reform's performance is matching up to its aims
  • Shows that Medicare Advantage plans have remained affordable for seniors despite doomsday predictions of rising premiums
  • Provides new analysis of the ACA's funding, which represents the most progressive tax reform in decades

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