August 31, 2010Published Article

Impediments to Innovation: Implications of National Health Care Legislation for the Intellectual Property Community


The move toward a national health care plan in the United States has taken three major steps: passage of the Social Security Act under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935; passage of Medicare and Medicaid as amendments to the Social Security Act under President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965; and passage of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” under President Barack H. Obama in 2010.

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