University of Pennsylvania Law Review | June 9, 2011Read the Publication
On March 23, 2010, the United States took a giant step toward achieving universal health care, an elusive goal it has pursued for almost a century. The legislative fight was bitter and divisive, pitting Republicans against Democrats. It revealed, as effectively as any issue in recent years has, how difficult it is to achieve bipartisan cooperation when tackling America’s biggest problems. Nonetheless, the product of that contest, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.