Our national conversation about the urgent need to reform our health care system got going in earnest when President Barack Obama made it a centerpiece of his September 2009 joint speech to Congress. As opposed to Sen. Ted Cruz’s extended remarks on the Senate floor this week, the national conversation about the President’s initiative has continued non-stop for the past four years.

With implementation of the Affordable Care Act scheduled for October 1st, we revisit an interview with Rabbi Irwin Kula, President of Clal, the The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, that first aired after the 2009 speech, underscoring how much of the rhetoric has remained unchanged despite all the intervening discussion and debate.

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