A Healthy Blog

Massachusetts health care — wonky, with a healthy dose of reality

And now, a time out from the circus:

And now, a time out from the circus:

October 25, 2011

While the Obamacare/Romneycare circus continues to spin out of control, how about a reasoned, knowledgeable discussion of the contrasts and similarities by two people who know what they are talking about?

The video above comes from MassINC and their CommonWealth Magazine. They produce a series of informative "Face-to-Face" video conversations on trending topics.

This installment looks at the relationship between Obamacare and chapter 58, the 2006 Massachusetts health reform law. Tim Murphy, the Romney administration's secretary of Health and Human Services and point person for the reform policy development, and John McDonough, then HCFA Executive Director and later the health policy advisor to Senator Kennedy, calmly agree for the most part. It's illuminating, though there's not much red meat.

When you're done watching, and you need a thumping soundtrack for your health policy videos, you can go back to stuff like this:

-Brian Rosman