John E. McDonough, DPH, MPA, is a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and the first Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He is the author of Experiencing Politics: A Legislator’s Stories of Government and Health Care (UC Press). Between 2008 and 2010, he served as Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and also played a major role in the 2006 Massachusetts health reform law.
“Read McDonough’s book.” - The Incidental Economist
“Superb. . . . Likely to become required reading for anyone who wishes (or claims) to understand health care in the United States.” - Rick Mayes, Health Affairs
“Admirably clear . . . provides the best explanation available, which occupies most of his book, of the many individual components of the ten titles of the final act.” - Jeff Madrick, New York Review Of Books
“Unique. . . . Offers a perspective available to few others. . . . Accessible, highly informative, and well worth [the reader’s] time.” - Paul Van de Water, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, World Medical & Health Policy Jrnl
“McDonough has done the hard work of breaking a large and historic piece of legislation down into a sober, balanced, thorough, readable, and important book. Recommended.” - Dick Maxwell, Library Journal