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[Podcast] Alice Rivlin discusses the Affordable Care Act, America’s health, and leading the CBO

From the 6 February post at Brookings

“I think the Affordable Care Act is actually doing quite well,” says Senior Fellow Alice Rivlin in this podcast. Rivlin, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies and director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings, cited the expansion of medical insurance coverage, declining cost growth, and other positive factors for the ACA. She also reflects on continued political opposition to the law, the impending King v. Burwell Supreme Court case, and what it was like to stand up a new federal agency, the Congressional Budget Office, in 1975.

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Also in the podcast, Senior Fellow David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, offers his regular “Wessel’s Economic Update.”


Show Notes:

– Improving Health While Reducing Cost Growth, What is Possible? (with Mark McClellan)
– People Who Wanted Market-Driven Health Care Now Have it in the Affordable Care Act
– 
Health360: The latest views on health policy

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