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Lessons Learned from Health Care Reform – ‘How It Happened’

Resource type: Video

In the yearlong campaign to pass health care reform in the United States, the bill was declared dead by the media over and over again. How did an unlikely coalition of activists win passage of this landmark reform?

In this brief video highlight from The Atlantic Philanthropies’ recent event, “The Historic Passage of Health Care Reform in the United States: How Did We Get There and What Lies Ahead?,” E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, Richard Kirsch of Health Care for America NOW! and Judy Feder of Georgetown University and the Center for American Progress share their single biggest lesson learned from health care reform, and explain tactically how reform advocates built a winning movement.


This is one of four video highlights from the event. Video of the full panel, including audience questions, is posted here.