In his latest column for Kaiser Health News, John McDonough, director of the Center for Public Health Leadership at HSPH, offers hope to supporters of health insurance reform who may be worried about efforts to repeal last year’s Affordable Care Act. McDonough’s 10 reasons for optimism include support from Americans who are already benefitting from the law; a wave of innovation energizing the United States’ health system; and the improving economy.
And, he writes, “All key stakeholders are all sticking with the law. No observable erosion in support has occurred among hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical/biotech/medical device companies, labor groups or consumers.… In state after state, the hard work of implementation is moving forward.”
Read McDonough’s column (March 31, 2011)
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