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Landmark

The Inside Story Of America's New Health Care Law And What It Means For Us All
The Washington Post’s must-read guide to the health care overhaul

What now? Despite the rancorous, divisive, year-long debate in Washington, many Americans still don’t understand what the historic overhaul of the health care system will—or won’t—mean. In Landmark, the national reporting staff of The Washington Post pierces through the confusion, examining the new law’s likely impact on us all: our families, doctors, hospitals, health care providers, insurers, and other parts of a health care system that has grown to occupy one-sixth of the U.S. economy.

Landmark’s behind-the-scenes narrative reveals how just how close the law came to defeat, as well as the compromises and deals that President Obama and his Democratic majority in Congress made in achieving what has eluded their predecessors for the past seventy-five years: A legislative package that expands and transforms American health care coverage.

Landmark is an invaluable resource for anyone eager to understand the changes coming our way.

Format: Book
Title: Landmark : the inside story of America's new health care law and what it means for us all / the staff of the Washington Post.
Publisher Date: New York : Public Affairs, c2010.
Subject: Medical care -- Law and legislation -- United States Health insurance -- Law and legislation -- United States Medicare -- Law and legislation Medicaid -- Law and legislation Health services accessibility -- Law and legislation -- United States. Long-term care facilities -- Law and legislation -- United States. Health care reform -- United States Medical laws and legislation -- United States
Isbn: 9781586489342 1586489348
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Format: Book
Title: Landmark : the inside story of America's new health care law and what it means for us all / the staff of the Washington Post.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Public Affairs, c2010.
Description: viii, 277 p. : ill., charts ; cm. ; 21 cm. ;
Subjects: Medical care -- Law and legislation -- United States
Subjects: Health insurance -- Law and legislation -- United States
Subjects: Medicare -- Law and legislation
Subjects: Medicaid -- Law and legislation
Subjects: Health services accessibility -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Subjects: Long-term care facilities -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Subjects: Health care reform -- United States
Subjects: Medical laws and legislation -- United States
Other Author: Washington Post Company
Other Title: Inside story of America's new health care law and what it means for us all
Other Title: America's new health care law and what it means for us all
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: How we got here. The call of history : "We're gonna get this done" ; The house of Pelosi : deals and betrayals ; The power of one : Lieberman blocks the way ; The rescue : Obama's last chance -- What it means for us all. The best, the worst, the future ; Priority one : expanding coverage ; The individual mandate : how it will work ; The insurers : more customers, more restrictions ; The insured : it's status quo-- for now ; Under thirty : joining the system, like it or nor ; The Medicare changes : dollars and doughnuts ; Long-term care : a new national option ; Delivery of care : breaking bad habits ; On the front lines : how medical practice will change ; Preventive measures : more carrots and more sticks ; In the workplace : what it means for employers ; Medicaid's expansion : the impact on the states ; Paying for it : taxes, penalties and spending cuts ; The abortion fight : what the compromise means ; The rest of the story : mental health, dental, and more -- Judging success -- The law. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ; The Health Care & Education Reconciliation Act.
LCCN: 2010926717
ISBN: 9781586489342
ISBN: 1586489348
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Call Number: 344.730321 Lan