Government officials in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 used a variety of methods to ensure its passage and entrenchment. The power of these strategies and tactics can be seen most clearly by viewing them through the analytical lens of political transaction-cost manipulation theory.

Charlotte Twight is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics at Boise State University.
Health and HealthcareObamacare
Other Independent Review articles by Charlotte Twight
Winter 2015/16 Through the Mist: American Liberty and Political Economy, 2065
Fall 2015 Dodd–Frank: Accretion of Power, Illusion of Reform
Spring 2008 Sovereign Impunity
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