The health care reform debate is not a new one. The plan for a national system was a Hillary Clinton platform when she was First Lady. The notion lost steam and was placed on the back shelf until the election of President Obama. During President Obama’s presidency, the debate for the need of a national plan has heated up considerably. It is incumbent on us all to become as informed about health care reform as possible because it affects us, our family, and loved ones.
- List and briefly describe 3 of the recommendations for health care reform from experts, interest groups, etc.
- Discuss how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) fits (or does not fit) with the recommendations.
Expectations: 3-page paper, 3 cited sources from required reading.
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