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Podcast: One Year After the Affordable Care Act

A Conversation with Congressman Rob Andrews and Professor Jacob Hacker: The one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act arrives amid controversy and concern about the legislation’s future. In the face of fierce court challenges certain to be decided by the Supreme Court and an equally fierce attack on the legislation in the House, Representative Rob Andrews of New Jersey – a key champion of the legislation – and Professor Jacob Hacker engage students and faculty in a conversation about the Act’s contested past and future. Looking beyond the hype and the rhetoric, Andrews and Hacker identify the basic principles of the legislation, the key variables that will determine its success, and the political constraints and opportunities ahead. Link to podcast.

Area of study 
Health