High Stakes: America’s Journey to the Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2020  :  With Commonwealth Fund
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About the Project

Ten years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the most sweeping reform to America’s healthcare system since the 1960s — the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA, or Obamacare, as it’s often referred to, expanded coverage for millions of Americans and changed the way people access medical care throughout the country.

Though the legislation accomplished many important objectives, with its passage came a new era of political polarization, debate and consternation and the future of the law is currently in the hands of the courts.

Blue Chalk partnered with the Commonwealth Fund, an organization that played an important role in passing the ACA, to create a three-part series about how the act got passed and what’s happened over the past decade. 

The second and third installments of the series will be released throughout the spring and early summer of 2020.

Contributors
  • Jesse Crowell, Creative Director
  • Matthew Slutsky, Director/Producer
  • Daniela Mileykovsky, Director of Photography
  • Sarah Bourscheid, Editor
  • Miró Merrill, Graphics
  • Amy Polansky, Post Production Manager
  • Rob Burger, Music composition
  • Dwayne Dell, Sound Engineer
  • Sebastian Weinberg, Production Management
  • Jim Cooke, Sound Mix
Services Provided
  • Casting
  • Original Cinematography
  • Post-Production
  • Pre-Production