CommonWealth Magazine’s Michael Jonas has a thoughtful interview with John McDonough, former HCFA Executive Director who served on Senator Kennedy’s HELP Committee health staff in 2008 and 2009.
Their talk yesterday covered the role of Massachusetts health reform, Scott Brown, Mitt Romney and the challenge of implementation. McDonough also brings a historical perspective: “This is the kind of thing that happens less than once in a generation. It seems like it’s every other generation or every third generation. If you think of Social Security, 1935, Medicare, 1965, 30 years later, and then this, 45 years later. It’s hard to underestimate the importance of it.”