In a TV interview with MSNBC's Alex Wagner, former White House health policy advisor and LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel said the Obama Administration's selling of the Affordable Care Act to the U.S. public is broadening and improving. Emanuel, an MD, Penn's Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, was one of the architects of the health care law. "The substance of the bill has always been very positive," he said. "Whether you are interested in insuring the 50 million people who do not have coverage, whether you're interested in improving the quality for everyone and reducing things like hospital infections or readmissions, and whether you’re interested in cost control."
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