How March Madness Can Help Explain Health Reform

At this point in the year, it’s polite to ask. So: did you remember to fill out your tournament brack — for health reform? It may seem like a tortured exercise, but comparing the nation’s “March Madness” to the legal battle over PPACA is less of a stretch than, say, picking Virginia Commonwealth University to make the Final Four.  Like the millions drawn to the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, health policy experts have also become expert in the art of court-watching. In both cases, unexpected upsets — whether provided by University of Richmond or Richmond-based Judge Henry Hudson — have been eclipsed by later decisions.


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