Getting It Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform

Getting It Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform

by Tom Daschle, David Nather
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ISBN-10:
0312643780
ISBN-13:
9780312643782
Pub. Date:
10/12/2010
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
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Overview

Getting It Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform

Getting It Done reveals new details of the fight to make health care reform a reality, including:

The pressure President Obama faced from his advisors to delay the effort

Daschle's personal drama as his brother was stricken with a brain tumor just before Obama's inauguration

How fragile the support in Congress was every step of the way

The frantic efforts in Congress to design a rescue strategy before time ran out

And Daschle explains how the new law is supposed to work, including:

What Congress did to try to solve the most serious health care problems

What will happen, and when

What could go wrong and how to prevent problems

Why the new law deserves a chance

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312643782
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,286,276
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Stakes

1 The Great Divide 9

2 "Let Me Tell You What You Want to Hear" 16

3 The Cost Problem 21

4 The Quality Problem 29

5 The Access Problem 35

6 Our Health Care Pyramid 43

7 Keeping What People Like 47

8 Lessons from Other Countries 52

Part 2 The Plan

1 The Phone Call 61

2 The Making of the Obama Plan 69

3 The Primaries 76

4 The Stakeholders 83

5 Obama vs. McCain 89

6 Preparing the Road Map 96

7 Opening the Doors 105

8 Health Care vs. the Economy 110

9 Meltdown 118

Part 3 No Margin for Error

1 The White House Strategy 127

2 The Senate 137

3 The House 148

4 Holding Down Costs 157

5 Improving Quality 162

6 Reaching (Nearly) Everyone 167

7 The Public Option 174

8 Paying for It 179

9 One Bipartisan Solution 184

10 Roadblocks 189

11 August 197

12 Breakthrough 207

13 Sixty Votes 218

14 The Rescue Plan 232

15 The Final Push 247

Part 4 The Road from Here

1 How Close Did We Come? 263

2 Laying the Groundwork: 2010-13 271

3 A New Era: 2014-18 281

4 New Responsibilities 289

5 Next Steps 300

Conclusion 311

Acknowledgments 315

Notes 319

Index 343

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Getting It Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written book, that explains all the "real" politics and lobbying that went into the Health Care Reform Law. I learned a lot from him and found that I understood a lot more about what kinds of things politicians have to struggle with to get a law passed.
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Black tom.