"It is inconceivable to imagine our nation today without the gains of the Civil Rights Act. It is impossible to understand why the issue was so divisive then, since it is such an obvious right and moral proposition. Similarly, let us hope we will look back at the Affordable Care Act 20 years from now and wonder why it was such a contentious topic in 2014."
Read "Parallels between the Affordable Care Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964" by Hagop Kantarjian, M.D., in the June 9, 2014, Baker Institute Blog. Kantarjian is chairman of the Leukemia Department at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baker Institute Scholar for Health Policy.