Published on April 15, 2011 at 5:38 AM
: Taking Stock of Three Major Health Reform Laws On Their Birthdays
[S]ome health reforms merely tweak around the edges. But three laws — the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, the 2006 Massachusetts' health expansion and last year's health overhaul — bear closer examination this week. Why? Namely, each was a bold, substantive reform that laid the groundwork for the next one. Meanwhile, each is a celebrating a major anniversary — and there's no better time to reflect than a milestone birthday (Diamond, 4/13).
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