Landmark: The Inside Story of America's New Health-Care Law and What It Means For Us All

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Reporters and editors from the national staff of The Washington Post provide a comprehensible summary of the health care legislation the president signed into law in Spring 2010, and examine the impacts it will have on Americans in various categories, on health care providers and insurers, and on the health care system as a whole. They also provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes narrative of how the legislation came together, and of the political obstacles, events, negotiations, and compromises that helped ...

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Overview

Reporters and editors from the national staff of The Washington Post provide a comprehensible summary of the health care legislation the president signed into law in Spring 2010, and examine the impacts it will have on Americans in various categories, on health care providers and insurers, and on the health care system as a whole. They also provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes narrative of how the legislation came together, and of the political obstacles, events, negotiations, and compromises that helped determine its shape

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  • ISBN-13: 9781410428998
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 5/19/2010
  • Edition description: Large Print Edition
  • Pages: 449
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Marcus Brauchli 11

Introduction Dan Balz 15

Part I How We Got Here

Chapter 1 The Call of History: "We're Gonna Get This Done" 31

Chapter 2 The House of Pelosi: Deals and Betrayals 59

Chapter 3 The Power of One: Lieberman Blocks the Way 75

Chapter 4 The Rescue: Obama's Last Chance 91

Part II What it Means for Us All

Preface: The Best, the Worst, the Future 115

Chapter 1 Priority One: Expanding Coverage 125

Chapter 2 The Individual Mandate: How It Will Work 141

Chapter 3 The Insurers: More Customers, More Restrictions 153

Chapter 4 The Insured: It's Status Quo - For Now 163

Chapter 5 Under Thirty: Joining the System, Like It or Not 174

Chapter 6 The Medicare Changes: Dollars and Doughnuts 182

Chapter 7 Long-Term Care: A New National Option 195

Chapter 8 Delivery of Care: Breaking Bad Habits 203

Chapter 9 On the Front Lines: How Medical Practice Will Change 213

Chapter 10 Preventive Measures: More Carrots and More Sticks 228

Chapter 11 In the Workplace: What It Means for Employers 240

Chapter 12 Medicaid's Expansion: The Impact on the States 253

Chapter 13 Paying for it: Taxes, Penalties and Spending Cuts 262

Chapter 14 The Abortion Fight: What the Compromise Means 277

Chapter 15 The Rest of the Story: Mental Health, Dental and More 283

Conclusion: Judging Success 295

Part III The Law

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 307

The Health Care & Education Reconciliation Act 439

Acknowledgments 459

Index 463

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