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Debate: Has the Affordable Care Act Failed?

Where: Kimmel 912

The Affordable Care Act will go down in history either as President Obama's greatest legacy or his worst folly. As one of the most controversial pieces of legislation ever enacted, its tumultous journey might define the Obama presidency. But has it succeeded in its mission to provide cheap healthcare to all Americans?

One of the major architects of the Act, Dr. Sherry Glied (Dean, NYU Wagner), and a former Obama Administration official, joined The Review and Debates to argue "Resolved that Obamacare has not failed". She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She was supported by Deepak Warrier (Global Liberal Studies). The Opposition was led by Sofiya Andreyeva (College of Arts and Science) and supported by Ella Kuzmenko (College of Arts and Science).

The resolution was carried.