Health-care reform is back on the national agenda, and for good reason. Health-care costs are skyrocketing, bankrupting budgets, businesses, and families. Access to health care has eroded as millions more join the ranks of uninsured and underinsured Americans. And skepticism has increased about our ability to cut through the complexity of the health-care system, the intransigence of interest group politics, and the inertia thwarting a solution to the health-care crisis.
In his book, Senator Daschle tackles why the health-care system is breaking down and how, given his understanding of Washington, its politics and what makes it tick, it can be fixed. Senator Daschle offers a pragmatic paradigm for health-care reform, modeled on the Federal Reserve system. A Federal Health Board would create a public framework for a largely private health-care delivery system. It would set the standards and structure for a health-care system that ensures accessible, affordable, and high-quality care. At a time when political tensions are high, this idea could bridge the divide to bring Americans the health-care system they deserve.
Featuring the author of Critical:
Senator Tom Daschle, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Center for American Progress