Prof. Clark discusses impact of election on health care law

On Nov. 7, 2012, Professor Brietta Clark was quoted by KPCC-FM's OnCentral about the impact of the presidential election on the future of healthcare reform:

"You need an executive that is committed, aggressive, thoughtful and hands-on," Clark explained. Because of that, she said, Romney could have caused much more damage to the ACA by "virtue of his executive position" than by the difficult process of repeal.

"For health care reform, the regulations matter," she said. "People who are regulating it matter. Its success depends on how it gets implemented. This is now the real test. Having somebody in that office who didn't really want to implement it in ways that were effective" – meaning Romney – "that would have undermined it."