The Missing Piece in the Affordable Care Act

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Chair of the Government Department Professor James McGuire, folks:

Join us for a talk on the Affordable Care Act by Professor Joseph White, Luxenburg Family Professor of Public Policy at Case Western Reserve University

Four years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act makes no credible promise to meet the goal that most voters most desired — which was not to expand coverage to the previously uninsured, but to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of paying for health insurance. Why did the Democrats pass legislation that was not explicitly designed to reduce health insurance costs? The answers involve interest group politics, regional divisions in the Democratic Party, and the politics of the health care policy community.

Date: Thursday, April 3rd
Time: 4:15-5:30pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free