U.s. The American Enterprise Institute

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Think tanks throughout the world, but specifically in the United States, are very widely used. Think tanks attract a wide variety of qualified individuals who are capable of analyzing most all data. Not only are these think tanks qualified, but in comparison to other research analyst firms such as universities, thinks tanks are extremely cost effective. Though think tanks are qualified and cost efficient to do the research that needs to be done, the question still remains: does the data produced by think tanks actually influence any sort of policy making? There are many instances of think tanks being cited by congress, as well as direct correlations of congressmen being convinced to support policy by associates of think tanks. For…show more content…
The issue is with so many parties at work it is hard to figure out which organization’s work made the largest difference. Throughout the rest of this paper think tanks involvement in congress, specifically in the Affordable Care Act, we be looked at in order to answer these questions. Application 46 million or 15.4 percent of citizens in America are without any sort of medical insurance (speak out-now). Additionally, in 2007 22 million people were burdened with high medical expenses relative to their annual income (Daschle 2009, 173). With such a large amount of Americans without coverage and a secondary group of people who have health insurance, but are being crippled by the costs of the insurance they already have. Due to this financial stress being put on the voters of America, healthcare reform became the hot button issue of the 2008 presidential election and the paramount achievement of President Obama’s term in office. The affordable care act first saw the possibility of becoming reality when it was passed by the senate on December 24, 2009. The Affordable Care Act went through the Senate with a vote of 60- 39, even though this act was passed by twenty votes it still received friction having no support from the Republican Politicians. Following the Affordable Care Act passing in the Senate, numerous amendments and revisions were tacked onto this act. These additions and corrections were then later passed by the Senate and ultimately the House
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