The UC Press Guide to the Affordable Care Act

Inside National Health Reform

In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, you may want to take a look at Inside National Health Reform, John McDonough’s firsthand account of the intense effort required to bring this legislation into law. McDonough served as Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions between 2008 and 2010, and served as an advisor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy.

In the book, McDonough describes the ACA’s inner workings, revealing the rich landscape of the issues, policies, and controversies embedded in the law yet unknown to many. Taking us through the Act’s ten titles, he clearly explains what the law means for most Americans’ health coverage, and what changes we can expect to see over the next few years.

For more from McDonough, listen to this interview with him on Public Radio’s KERA, or read this discussion of the role he played in the legislation in The New Republic.

And once you’ve become an expert on national health reform, dig into UC Press’s entire list of books on Health Care Policy!