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Richard P. Nathan

Former Director, Rockefeller Institute of Government

Implementing Health Reform

September 27, 2010

Washington and the states are undertaking the complex task of implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the federal law signed by President Obama in March. Nathan questioned whether the law will accomplish the essential goals of efficiency and cost control, given the wide range of influential constituencies that oppose change in the health-care system. He stressed that federal mandates should not treat states as if they are all the same, but consider how national policies will be implemented differently in varying states.

Richard Nathan's paper
Video of Deborah Bachrach’s presentation
Video of Question-and-Answer session