National Opinions

October 8, 2011

Should Congress block funds for health care act? No: it would derail needed reforms

The passage of the Affordable Care Act represents an important turning point for our health care system. The health industry is arguably one of the most, if not the most, powerful interest groups in Washington. That President Barack Obama and congressional leaders could negotiate such a comprehensive health reform package with so many vested interests involved is nothing short of a miracle.

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