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Getting It Done

How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform
Daschle, Thomas (Book - 2010)
Getting It Done
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Senator Tom Daschle's narrative of what went on behind the scenes in the making of the new health care legislation delivers a powerful lesson in the workings of American politics. The evolution of health care reform was drawn-out, frustrating, and complicated, but Senator Tom Daschle is the ideal person to recount the process. His account will guide you through the entire story, from the earliest presidential campaign debates - and his firsthand experiences in the Obama team - through the battles on Capitol Hill to solve our most serious health care problems. Not simply a book about policy, Daschle's narrative describes in vivid detail how fragilethe support in Congress was at every step of the way, as well as the frantic efforts to design a rescue strategy before time ran out.  Combining his insights as a health care expert and his political expertise, this is the inside story about how the new legislation came together: from the persistence of President Obama to the subsequent efforts - and counter efforts - within the Senate and the House. In Daschle's hands, this becomes a dramatic personal story and a remarkable lesson in politics at the highest level.
Authors: Daschle, Thomas
Title: Getting it done
how Obama and Congress finally broke the stalemate to make way for health care reform
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 356 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Tom Daschle with David Nather
Contents: pt. 1. The stakes
pt. 2. The plan
pt. 3. No margin for error
pt. 4. The road from here
Additional Contributors: Nather, David
ISBN: 0312643780
Branch Call Number: 362.10425 D2296g 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-341) and index
Subject Headings: United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act National health insurance Law and legislation United States History Health care reform United States History
Topical Term: National health insurance
Health care reform
LCCN: 2010034956
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Senator Tom Daschle provides an account of the legislative wrangling that led to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, written by someone who was there.

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