Implementing health care reform in US may still be difficult despite Obama win

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7587 (Published 8 November 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7587

Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

President Barack Obama said in his victory speech this week, after winning a second term in the White House, that the Affordable Care Act to expand health care to about 30 million uninsured people will go forward. The act was passed in March 2010 without Republican support.1

Although widespread health insurance is now a certainty for the United States, implementing the health reform act may not be smooth and easy. It will face lawsuits from groups that object to some of its provisions and objections from states that do not want to participate in parts of health reform, such as the creation of insurance exchanges …

Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

Article access

Article access for 1 day

Purchase this article for £20 $30 €32*

The PDF version can be downloaded as your personal record

* Prices do not include VAT

THIS WEEK'S POLL