Health Reform at the Crossroads

779Democrats and Republicans have been working to create laws that reform the American health care system for decades. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, is the first successful major overhaul of health care since Medicare in 1965.

The Act affirms “the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care,” as Obama said at the signing. It’s impossible to have missed the drama of getting the law enacted, from the Supreme Court ruling upholding the law to the government shut down over its implementation.

The latest programs from UCSF’s Mini Medical School for the Public is coordinated by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and looks at the cutting-edge issues concerning health reform and what the ACA actually does. Why was it necessary? What were the competing proposals? How will we know if it’s working?

If you want to learn more about health reform, and the challenges that lie ahead to advance the science of health care delivery and public health – these programs are for you!

Watch the latest videos on Health Reform, now, and stay tuned for more programs throughout the month.

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