The ‘Catastrophic’ Experience: Is The Past Prologue?California Healthline: When Health Repeal Was 'Catastrophic'
A president uses his pulpit to call for health reform, but initial agreement over the need for change eventually descends into partisan bickering. Angry constituents shout down lawmakers during congressional town halls. Congress ultimately faces pressure to repeal the health law. If this all sounds familiar, it's because it already happened - in the fight over the Medicare Catastrophic Care Act, more than two decades ago (Diamond, 2/2). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.