Jonathan Oberlander is Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Political Life of Medicare.
 (August 2010)


The Health Bill Explained at Last

Peter Facinelli and Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie, June 2009
In a June 21 survey of the public’s response to the health care reform bill passed by Congress in March of this year, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that while 48 percent of those polled were favorable to the bill, 42 percent were confused about it and 41 percent were …

Health Reform: The Fateful Moment

Obama arrives to deliver a speech on health care to the American Medical Association in Chicago, Illinois

Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis

by Senator Tom Daschle, with Scott S. Greenberger and Jeanne M. Lambrew
Barack Obama has long emphasized the importance of reforming American medical care, both as a candidate in the 2008 election and as president. During the month of June, however, he dramatically increased his efforts to secure major reform legislation by the end of the year. The President is using his …