Ein historischer Erfolg: Obama und die Reform des Gesundheitssystems

  • Christian Lammert


Dieser Artikel skizziert die zentralen Elemente der Gesundheitsreform der Obama-Administration. Dabei wird insbesondere gefragt, inwieweit bei der Reform von einem grundlegenden Wandel in der US-Gesundheitspolitik gesprochen werden kann. Um eine Antwort auf diese Frage zu finden, wird die Grundstruktur des Gesundheitssystems in den USA vor der Reform skizziert, um dann die zentralen Inhalte der Reform vor dem Hintergrund der Krisensymptome im Gesundheitswesen der USA zu diskutieren. Im Anschluss wird noch ein Blick auf den politischen Widerstand gegen die Reform insbesondere in der Implementierungsphase geworfen.


Obama-Administration Gesundheitsreform Politikwandel 

Change We Can Believe In: Obama and the Health Care Reform in the United States


This article outlines central elements of Obamas health care reform. In particular, the article will ask to what extent the reform can be described as fundamental change in US-public health policy. In order to find an answer to this question, the essential structure of the health system in the U.S before the reform will be analyzed, in order to evaluate major parts of the reform against the background of the social and economic crisis symptoms. Additionally, the political opposition against the reform during the policy-implementation process will be examined.


Obama administration Health care reform Policy change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.John-F.-Kennedy-InstitutFreie Universität BerlinBerlinDeutschland

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