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May 18, 2016CONTACT: Gene Taft Johns Hopkins University Press410-516-4162 / [email protected]

In the Face Of Continuing Legal Challenges and the Impending November Elections,What Does The Future Hold For Obamacare?

Newswise — Attorney Daniel E. Dawes, author of the new book, 150 Years of ObamaCare (May 15, 2016, from Johns Hopkins University Press), is available to offer an authoritative, behind-the-scenes account of the passing of ObamaCare–the greatest and most sweeping equalizer in the history of American health care. Dawes can tell the secret backstory of the creation and implementation of the law from the perspective of those intimately involved in its passing. Dawes can also provide an unprecedented review of the history of the health equity movement, from as early as the administration of John Adams to post-Civil War Reconstruction to now, and the little-known leadership efforts that were crucial to passing public policies and laws reforming mental health, minority health, and universal health.

Dawes was an instrumental player in a large coalition of organizations that helped shape the Affordable Care Act, and his first-hand experience of the law and the history that led up to it is unparalleled. Health care is one of the most complex issues in American politics, and a topic on which the next election could turn. Dawes is skilled at explaining the ins and outs of the complicated bill in easy-to-understand ways.

Dawes and his new book provide:

• An accessible and authoritative source of information on the Affordable Care Act, i.e. ObamaCare• An insider’s account of how the ACA was created and passed• A straightforward analysis of the law• An examination of how ObamaCare affects our everyday lives• A unique view of how ObamaCare has been a game-changer in U.S. health policy• Insight on a hot-button political and legal issue – health care• A look in to the potential future of ObamaCare

Praise for “150 Years of ObamaCare” by Daniel Dawes

“A timely, definitive and illuminating book on the Affordable Care Act. I urge anyone who cares about effecting positive changes in our health system to read 150 Years of ObamaCare.” —Dr. Regina Benjamin, the 18th U.S. Surgeon General

“Daniel Dawes brings to life the extraordinary efforts of advocates, lawmakers, and citizens to increase access to quality health care for those who have long been marginalized and excluded. 150 years of Obamacare is an important and comprehensive volume."—Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services

"150 Years of ObamaCare is a masterful and thought-provoking, must-read exploration of health reform, past, present, and future." —Garth Graham, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Minority Health

"In extending health insurance coverage to millions of people, the Affordable Care Act is a game-changer for those with mental health and substance use disorders. Daniel Dawes tells the story of how the law was developed and passed—and its role in reshaping American health care. An illuminating study for anyone who cares about health equity!"—Patrick J. Kennedy, former Congressman

Short BioAttorney Daniel E. Dawes is executive director of health policy and external affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine and a lecturer within Morehouse's Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine. He founded and chaired the National Working Group on Health Disparities and Health Reform and is the cofounder of the Health Equity Leadership and Exchange Network (HELEN).

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Book Link: 150 Years of ObamaCare