Why is Health Reform So Difficult?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Economics Working Paper WP10103

This article examines the possibilities for health care reform in the 111th Congress. It uses a simple model of policy making to analyze the failure of Congress to pass the Clinton health plan in 1993–1994. It concludes that the factors that created gridlock in the 103rd Congress are likely to have a similar impact in the present.

David W. Brady and Daniel P. Kessler, “Why is Health Reform So Difficult?”, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Vol. 35, No. 2, April 2010, Duke University Press.

The working paper is below