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Five Big Ideas that Shaped Health Reform
The Health Care Blog

During the Great Health Reform Debate of 2009-10, much of the public discussion and media analysis focused on the political battles, the legislative process and specific elements of the health reform bill. We talked a lot about daily public opinion polls, the futile search for bipartisanship, the political implications of the Massachusetts special election and the impact on the upcoming mid-term elections. We also learned more than we probably wanted to about filibuster rules, reconciliation bills and CBO scores.