Reinventing American Health Care

Ezekiel Emanuel, a special adviser to the Obama administration in medical reform, discusses how the Affordable Care Act was a significant step in ensuring that all Americans have access to health coverage, though challenges with its implementation remain.

He’s just published a new book called Reinventing American Healthcare: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System.

“Is the Affordable Care Act perfect? No, but it’s a pretty good structure to go forward,” he tells NPR’s Scott Simon. “Let’s fix the problems that it has and move onto other improvements we can now recognize.”

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Emanuel, E.  Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System. National Public Radio.  March 8, 2014.  Available from: http://www.npr.org/2014/03/08/287242707/affordable-care-act-isnt-perfect-but-its-a-pretty-good-structure