Obama’s Deal: The Costly Compromises and Political Battles That Defined the Passage of the ACA

If you have your health, you have everything the saying goes. But for millions of Americans, that health is directly tied to economic advantage, or disadvantage. President Barack Obama attacked that sobering reality with a plan. One that would be far-reaching and inclusive in giving America a clean bill of health. His vision was realized in the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But as Obama’s Deal shows, the process was arduous, convoluted, serendipitous and strident. A post-screening discussion of the film will follow. The speaker will be Joel C. Cantor, distinguished professor of public policy and the founding director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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If you have your health, you have everything the saying goes. But for millions of Americans, that health is directly tied to economic advantage, or disadvantage. President Barack Obama attacked that sobering reality with a plan. One that would be far-reaching and inclusive in giving America a clean bill of health. His vision was realized in the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But as ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

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Mimy was processed and released on the ...

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The Good Neighbor

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I mean, it seems only two weeks ago that my three kids were bouncing home from college one by one to visit and relax on their spring breaks. I remember they brought home laundry and influenza to share. I recovered in bed with a fever and a cough safe in knowing that I wasn’t on a cruise ship.

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