FDR’s New Deal and Obama’s newer deal

Harold Pollack and author Michael Hiltzik discuss the parallels between two embattled, far-reaching social insurance programs

Welcome to another edition of Curbside Consult.

My guest this week is Michael Hiltzik, a columnist with the Los Angeles Times and the author of The New Deal: A Modern History, now out in paperback.

Curbside ConsultMichael has been doing great work covering the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and we spent a good deal of time in this multi-part interview discussing those efforts.

In our first segment, though, we briefly discuss the far-reaching social insurance programs undertaken by President Franklin Roosevelt and the landmark health reform legislation embraced by President Barack Obama.

I hope you enjoy the conversation.

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