Affordable Care Act

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January 25, 2011

It's been ten months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. However, the debate about health care reform is far from over. On January 19, 2011, the House of Representives voted 245-289 to repeal the health care law.  Many Americans favor parts of the bill, while opposing provisions like the health insurance mandate required in 2014. Court challenges to the law have already begun, and many experts expect those challenges to eventually wind up before the Supreme Court.

On this program, we'll talk about the polarization of the health care debate, as well as the economic impact of health care reform.

Guests: 
Jim Tallon, President of the United Hospital Fund of New York, and the chair of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Jeff Davis, a consultant who specializes in communications and public policy issues with an emphasis on health policy
Dr. Robert Frank, Professor of Economics at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management