Getting It Done How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform

ISBN-10: 0312643780

ISBN-13: 9780312643782

Edition: 2010

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Senator Daschle's insider account of the health care legislation: a dramatic personal story and a powerful lesson in the workings of American politicsOne of our biggest political issues for our current administration has been health care legislation. The evolution of "Obamacare" was drawn-out, frustrating, and complicated to understand, but Tom Daschle is the perfect person to explain. Combining his insight as a health care expert and his political expertise, this is the insider story of how the new legislation came together: from the persistence of President Obama to the subsequent efforts--and counter efforts--within the Senate and the House. In Daschle's hands this becomes both a dramatic personal story and a remarkable lesson in political science at the highest level.
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Stakes
The Great Divide
"Let Me Tell You What You Want to Hear"
The Cost Problem
The Quality Problem
The Access Problem
Our Health Care Pyramid
Keeping What People Like
Lessons from Other Countries
The Plan
The Phone Call
The Making of the Obama Plan
The Primaries
The Stakeholders
Obama vs. McCain
Preparing the Road Map
Opening the Doors
Health Care vs. the Economy
No Margin for Error
The White House Strategy
The Senate
The House
Holding Down Costs
Improving Quality
Reaching (Nearly) Everyone
The Public Option
Paying for It
One Bipartisan Solution
Sixty Votes
The Rescue Plan
The Final Push
The Road from Here
How Close Did We Come?
Laying the Groundwork: 2010-13
A New Era: 2014-18
New Responsibilities
Next Steps
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