Required Reading: A Gripping Behind-the-Scenes Look at ACA Passage
Inside National Health Reform by John McDonough is out on bookstore shelves. John, a longtime collaborator in efforts to improve health care in Massachusetts, brings his years as an organizer, legislator, professor, and head of Health Care For All (Massachusetts) to this book. Appointed by Senator Kennedy to be to Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, John was the key to bringing the lessons of Massachusetts health reform to Washington.
The first part of the book is an exciting blow-by-blow account of how health reform went from a campaign promise to legislation. The second part is an insider’s account of each of the ten titles of the law. In a straight forward, easy-to-read manner, John provides the story behind many unknown provisions of the law like the Physician Payments Sunshine Act or the Elder Justice Act.
Inside National Health Reform is a must read for anyone interested in health reform and the future of health care in this country.
— Rob Restuccia, Executive Director