John McDonough Takes The Long View on Health Reform

CommonWealth Magazine’s Michael Jonas has a thoughtful interview with John McDonough, former HCFA Executive Director who served on Senator Kennedy’s HELP Committee health staff in 2008 and 2009.

Their talk yesterday covered the role of Massachusetts health reform, Scott Brown, Mitt Romney and the challenge of implementation. McDonough also brings a historical perspective: “This is the kind of thing that happens less than once in a generation. It seems like it’s every other generation or every third generation. If you think of Social Security, 1935, Medicare, 1965, 30 years later, and then this, 45 years later. It’s hard to underestimate the importance of it.”

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1 Response to John McDonough Takes The Long View on Health Reform

  1. Paul Mc says:

    Just for the record, I called Senator Scott Brown’s office twice about healthcare reform. His staff did NOT take down my name or address and seemed quite disinterested in any discussion of health reform at all despite the fact that I pointed out the benefits that would be reaped by most Massachusetts residents.

    Scott Brown is not on our side on this issue….

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