Last updated on: 8/4/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Center for American Progress (CAP) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“This year’s passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has ushered in a historic change in the way our nation’s health care works. The bill will allow 47 million currently uninsured Americans to enter into the health care system, and prevent health insurers from denying coverage based on preexisting conditions—major steps toward creating a fairer, higher-quality, and lower-cost system…

The passage of health reform was a major victory for American consumers. Yet all sides of the health care system will need to work together in order to make sure that these consumers are delivered the increase in quality of care along with the decrease in costs that they have been promised.”

“Ensuring Health Care Reform Success,” www.americanprogress.org, June 28, 2010

Description:

“Building on the achievements of progressive pioneers such as Teddy Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, our work addresses 21st century challenges such as energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and health care. We develop new policy ideas, critique the policy that stems from conservative values, challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter, and shape the national debate. Founded in 2003 by John Podesta to provide long-term leadership and support to the progressive movement, CAP is headed by Neera Tanden and based in Washington, D.C.”

“About the Center for American Progress,” www.americanprogress.org (accessed Aug. 4, 2014)

Mission:

“The Center for American Progress is dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.”

“About the Center for American Progress,” www.americanprogress.org (accessed Aug. 4, 2014)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Will I pay less for health insurance and medical care?
  2. Will the health care reform laws decrease the federal deficit?