Type: Public event

Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage


Jonathan Cohn, Luke Shaefer

Date & time

Oct 22, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Jonathan Cohn is a senior national correspondent at HuffPost, where he covers politics and policy. He will discuss his book, The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage, which examines how the Affordable Care Act — better known as “Obamacare” — came to be, why it looks like it does, and what it has meant for average Americans.

Moderated by Luke Shaefer, Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy and director of Poverty Solutions at U-M.

In partnership with U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation.

Real World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions introduces key issues regarding the causes and consequences of poverty through a virtual lecture series featuring experts in policy and practice from across the nation, with the goal of encouraging the formation of a broad community of learners to engage in these issues together.

Speakers are national and global experts drawn from university, business, and community contexts who explore interdisciplinary real-world poverty solutions from a wide variety of perspectives. The virtual talks, which are free and open to the public, will be livestreamed on YouTube with the opportunity for Q&A. U-M students can participate in the series as a one-credit course.

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Streamed live here.